Black bear photographed while cozying up in Manitoba dump
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:42 PM - Viral photos taken by Mandy Stantic show one man's trash is another bear's treasure.
The images below were taken by Stantic last spring at a dump in Lac Brochet, but they have only recently gone viral.
Lac Brochet is a remote First Nation community in northern Manitoba. The village, located near the border of Saskatchewan, has no permanent roads connecting to other parts of the province. There are some routes, but they are only passable during the winter.
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"I was a nurse up there and when bored my family and I would go on a 'northern safari' trip to the dump to see the bears," Stantic told The Weather Network. "They are always very active in the spring. I guess this particular bear had eaten his fill and was ready to relax on the couch -- all he needed was some popcorn and Netflix," she said.
When she first noticed the bear cozying up on the couch, Stantic said her initial thought was to snap a photo.
"It's always neat seeing so many bears so close up from the safety of our vehicle, but to see one posing just like a human was pretty unusual and unique."