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Monday, December 12, 2011

To growl or not to growl, that is the question... The Bard's bear that strikes a Shakespearean pose but only has birds for an audience

By Daily Mail Reporter

Shakesbear: A nature photographer caught this incredible image of a bear looking like a thespian

Sadly, his audience in the forest consisted only of a few birds, the odd rodent and a man with a camera.

But this mighty black bear seemed to assume full Shakespearean mode as he stretched his front paws apart in apparent preparation for a speech.

The reality behind the pose was, alas, more mundane.

The bear was, in fact, scratching his back on a pine tree to mark it with his scent as he staked out his territory in the Minnesota woodland.

Experts believe a bear leaves its mark as high as possible, to impress potential rivals with his size.

Photographer James Galetto said: ‘This grand pose with his arms outstretched struck me as humorous.’



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