Watch trail camera video of bear cub attack in Minnesota

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A “little punk” bear cub can be seen attacking a trail camera in video shared by the Voyageurs Wolf Project, a Minnesota wildlife research organization.

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The video begins with a mother bear and her cub standing in a grassy opening in a wooded area in Minnesota.

About a second into the video, the baby suddenly charges, throwing its tiny body at the trail camera and obscuring the view with its brown fur.

“That cub was a little moron,” wrote Voyageurs Wolf Project, a Minnesota wildlife research organization that posted the camera footage to its Facebook page on July 8. “…he even drove his mother crazy!”

The organization studies wolves and prey, including deer, moose and beavers, during the summer in the Grand Voyageurs ecosystem, a forest that includes Voyageurs National Park and the area directly south.

The area is home to a variety of wildlife, such as wolves, bobcats, black bears, bobcats, coyotes, anglers, moose, deer and snowshoe hares, according to the organization.

Trail camera footage shared by Voyageurs Wolf Project shows the baby bear spinning again and again to attack the camera.

The organization also shared the video on TikTok with Cat Stevens’ song “Wild World” playing in the background.

The ‘little punk’ was annoyed after his mum scolded him and ‘decided it was time to vent his pent up frustration on our camera,’ the organization said.

The bear video on Facebook had received 21,000 reactions and had been shared 4,700 times as of July 10.

Viewers expressed their delight in the comments of the video.

“What a little stench! writes Brenda Marx. “I love your posts of animals living their lives.”

Many commentators said the bear’s behavior reminded them of their own children.

“I love observing animals in their natural habitat,” wrote Kimberly Taylor. “It reminds us how much our children act like that.”

Madeleine List is a McClatchy National Real-Time reporter. She has reported for the Cape Cod Times and the Providence Journal.

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