Support The Moscow Times!

Russian Bear Caught in Compromising Position Destroys the Evidence

Screenshot Leopard Land / Youtube

Sometimes, you just need to scratch that itch — but it’s only good manners to do it in private.

A Himalayan bear was recently spotted doing just that at the Leopard Land conservation trust in Russia’s Far East, or so it thought.

Video captured by the nature reserve’s conservationists shows the bear standing up and shimmying its back along a tree to get the perfect scratch.

Soon after, however, the bear spots the camera that had seen the forbidden display — and decides that destroying the evidence is the only option. It walks directly to the camera and promptly takes a bite, cutting the video short.

Luckily, the bear didn’t destroy the camera or its memory card, the conservation trust said, allowing internet voyeurs to catch a glimpse of its carefree dance for eternity.

… we have a small favor to ask.

As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just 2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.


Read more