Hoax Or Real? Bear Caught On Film Chasing Unaware Snowboarder

Is it possible to be so engrossed by snowboarding and Rihanna that you miss a bear trying to eat you?

A woman named Kelly Murphy was snowboarding in Japan’s Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park near Nagano when something strange happened right behind her, without her knowledge.

Murphy, who was recording a selfie video while singing “Work” by Rihanna, was so engrossed that she did not notice a huge Asian black bear jump out from behind a mountain and chase her quite a distance.

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The snowboarder continued recording the video and snowboarding down the slope as the wild animal desperately struggled to increase his pace and catch up with his target. Fortunately, Murphy’s snowboarding skills outpaced the bear’s capability of chasing his prey, causing him to lose track of her. 

Interestingly, Murphy was unaware of all that was happening until she went through her videos and came across the one where the bear was chasing her.

She uploaded the clip to YouTube saying, “OMG! I was going through my snowboarding videos and I found a bear chasing me!!! I nearly got eaten!!!This was at Hakuba 47 in Japan, filmed yesterday! Be careful people!!!.”

The video attracted the sarcasm of internet users, as one person commented, “She almost got ate, ate, ate, ate, ate, ate!?” while another said, “What a ripoff... she didn't even get eaten by the fake bear.”

While a good number of people think the video is fake, Murphy told The Independent that the clip was genuine.

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"Yes, the video is real! I didn't know anything was happening at the time but it's so scary to watch it back now! I think I'll stick to the runs with my friends from now on lol," she commented.

Ever-cynical social media users remain unconvinced: