An American black bear was forced to abandon his ambitions plan to climb a small backyard tree in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on August 15, after realizing the tree was just too small for its burly bear frame.
Footage of the event was captured by Sarah Schumaker who was vacationing at a cabin with her family when they spotted the climbing bear from a distance.
It was one of many encounters the family had with bears during their vacation, all of which Schumaker posted about on Facebook on August 16.
Speaking to WVLT-TV, the Wisconsin resident said, “I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
“It was amazing seeing them so close up," she said. “It’s definitely something I will never forget.” Credit: Sarah Schumaker via Storyful