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B.C. mama bear shows cubs how to scratch against tree

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Several bears were caught on camera earlier this month using some trees in Prince George, B.C. to scratch an itch. A larger bear can first be seen rubbing its back against a tree before a cub appears to mimic the movement a few seconds later – Oct 21, 2020

A mama bear was caught on camera recently appearing to show her cub how to scratch an itch against a tree.

The video, posted by The Weather Network, was taken on Oct. 6 in Prince George, B.C.

The mother can be seen scratching her back against a rather skinny tree, with her two cubs hanging around nearby.

Mom even grabs the tree with her paw to get more leverage.

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When she’s finished, one of her cubs stands up and appears to try to scratch its back as well, and even though the little one uses a different motion, it seems to be quite successful.