Animals

BY Michael Scott


This is the hilarious moment a cheeky rare blonde bear was captured standing next to a ‘grizzly bear’ warning sign.

Shayne McGuire and partner Danny Sullivan, 57, captured these amazing images of the unusual yellow-toned bear after spotting him wondered around the holiday lodge they was staying at near Lake Clark, Alaska, US.

Pic by Shayne McGuire/Caters News

One image even shows the huge mammal – who is believed to be three years old – standing right next to a warning sign for ‘grizzly bears’.

Shayne, from San Dimas, California, said: “I have only ever seen a couple of blonde bears – they are very rare.

“This bear was hanging around our lodge for the whole trip, she was a refugee bear meaning she had been rejected by her mother.

Pic by Shayne McGuire/Caters News

“It seems to be her first time on her own and she shadowed us for most of the time we were there.

“But we did make her keep a distance, as we didn’t want her to get used to humans.

“At one point, she sat down and batted those expressive eyes at us before scooting closer.

Pic by Shayne McGuire/Caters News

“We all struggled not to laugh as it was obvious what she was doing, she thought she was being stealthy.

“If you look at her eyes, they are so expressive – I will always remember them.

“Sometimes nature gives you special moments.”