Grizzly Puts Video Camera Into Its Mouth; Camera Keeps Filming

Somebody please get this guy a toothbrush.

Grizzly bears: powerful. Proud. Majestic. And, whoa, in desperate need of a trip to the dentist.

Discovery and the BBC are currently airing Great Bear Stakeout, a documentary that tracks "the life of the great grizzly." Shot in Alaska, the show follows a group of grizzlies over a five-month stretch, filming the bears as they hunt and eat and rest and play and otherwise do their grizzly thing.

During one moment of filming, a bear came across one of its human filmers' cameras. And it did what grizzlies are wont to do: It tried to eat the thing. The bear put the camera lens into its mouth, leading to an up-close-and-personal shot of the beast's mouth. Its gunky, slimy, undoubtedly stinky mouth.

The bear then lost interest in the camera, leaving the device to keep capturing shots for the video above. And leading me to a good life lesson: If you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself near the mouth of a bear, by all means keep your eyes closed.

Via WIRED.

Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about innovations in the media.

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