Sunday 11 December 2016

Oblivious snowboarder discovers bear on footage

Published 12/04/2016 | 13:36

The footage shows a bear appearing to chase the snowboard
The footage shows a bear appearing to chase the snowboard

A snowboarder has shared video footage which appears to show a bear chasing her during a descent on a ski slope in Japan.

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Kelly Murphy filmed herself during the snow run, but only realised that she was chased by a bear when she watched her selfie video back. She'd been wearing headphones and hadn't heard the bear.

She postage the footage to her YouTube channel and wrote: "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!!!"

Hakuba is a popular ski area near Nagano, the host city for the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Some of the people commenting on YouTube page doubted the authenticity of the clip.

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