Every day we come across pictures that make us feel ‘That’s enough internet for today’, and this is definitely one of them. At the end of the day, coming across a bear that’s hanging out on an abandoned couch, chilling without a care in the world, is not common at all.
Pictures of a beautiful Canadian black bear sitting comfortably on a couch have recently gone viral. From the looks of it, the bear needed a peaceful place to relax after the long winter’s nap. After spotting a couch in the middle of a garbage dump, the bear seemingly decided that it was the perfect place to enjoy some ‘me time’.
This discarded couch may be useless for its previous owners. However, the black bear surely knows how to put it into good use.
October is the month where bears search for fatty food in their surroundings, to prepare for winter sleep. And of course, more food means more chances of survival. But even when winter passed and spring approached, this bear couldn’t give up his lazy lifestyle, which is totally relatable.
Capturing a bear in its natural habitat is one thing, but this moment is definitely unique. Any animal expert will agree that this is anything but regular behavior, making the photographs even more amazing.
These incredible pics were snapped by Mandy Stanic, a nurse that randomly passed by the area. This bear was sitting on a couch in the middle of a landfill in Lac Brochet, Manitoba, Canada. Stanic’s instant reaction when she saw the bear sitting like a human; legs crossed, and arms over the chair, was to take out her smartphone and snap pictures.
About this once-in-a-lifetime encounter, Stanic told The Dodo: “It’s all forest surrounding the dump for hundreds of miles. There’s more than enough to eat for them, but the berries aren’t out yet in the spring and garbage is easy pickings so that’s why they all congregate there.” She even joked that this particular bear should’ve already eaten its fair share, and only needed some ‘Netflix and popcorn’ to relax.
Although this garbage dump is a known habitat for bears, this is the first time to witness such a thing.