Watch: Black Bear Joins Golfers, Steals Lunch


A couple of golfers had an unexpected “caddie” join their group the other day on a golf course in Alaska. Here in the continental U.S. we’re used to seeing reptiles, mainly alligators, but when you’re in The Last Frontier, beware of pin-tending, lunch-stealing bears! 

ABC 13 has the grizzly report

While playing a round of golf at Moose Run Creek Course in Anchorage, Alaska, Gary Cox caught a bear on video as it grabbed onto a flagstick. For a moment, it looks as if the bear considers holding the flagstick for the golfers to putt for the cup!

The black bear also approaches the golf bags and sniffs around for a bit.


Cox said that the bear “crossed behind us in a dead run, then followed us up along the tree line. The bear was never even bothered by us and followed us 100 yards to the next hole.”

Although the golfers made loud noises to try and scare the bear off, it seemed more curious than scared. The bear even grabs a sandwich from one of the golf bags before it strolls off into the woods.

[ABC 13]


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