This bear has a major itch to scratch

Okanogan district wildlife biologist Scott Fitkin recently captured this clip from a motion-triggered video camera set up in black bear country.
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Okanogan district wildlife biologist Scott Fitkin recently captured this clip from a motion-triggered video camera set up in black bear country.
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Caught on tape: Itchy bear goes wild against tree

By Stacia Glenn

sglenn@thenewstribune.com

September 18, 2017 10:31 AM

The itchiest black bear has been captured on video.

Scott Fitkin, a wildlife biologist in Okanogan, set up a motion-triggered camera in the forest and captured a clip over the weekend.

For 20 seconds, the black bear rubs his back, face and bum against a tree.

The state Department of Fish & Wildlife posted the video on its Facebook page and it had been viewed more than 138,000 times by Monday morning.

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Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653