Bear dance party caught on wildlife cam

Sifting though wildlife footage might be fun for some, but for rangers like Alberta’s Glenn Naylor, who sets up cameras throughout the province’s parks, endless hours of wind-rustled leaves can probably get a bit tedious.

So imagine Naylor’s delight at seeing footage that could best be described as a bear hoedown.

The video shows bears and other species communicating with each other through a “rub” tree in one of the Kananaskis Country parks. Though the bears’ intention is to leave behind their scent, the stop-motion photographs bear a hilarious resemblance to a deep-woods shindig.

Naylor added a country tune courtesy of Ewan Dobson and uploaded the footage to YouTube, and the resulting video quickly went viral.