Unsuspecting Snowboarder Chased By Bear (Video)

| by Sheena Vasani
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Video footage published April 10 reportedly reveals a bear chasing one unsuspecting snowboarder as she rode down slopes in Japan (video below).

Snowboarder Kelly Murphy was filming herself singing Rihanna’s “Work” when she barely escaped death; yet it wasn’t until she watched the video later that she realized she had.

“OMG! I was going through my snowboarding videos and I found a bear chasing me!!! I nearly got eaten!!!,” Murphy said after watching the footage.

“I’m here with my girlfriends but they were doing lessons and I went off by myself. I’ve been snowboarding since I was a kid so I felt safe,” she added, The Sun reports. “I didn’t realize until I looked at the video today! I was freaking out when I saw it and showed my friends who told me to put it on YouTube...It was so scary!”

Murphy uploaded the video onto YouTube. In it, we see the woman dressed in red gear, singing away, before a gigantic brown bear runs after her, roaring the whole time.

Luckily for Murphy, the bear eventually stopped chasing her.

Yet some people doubt the video’s legitimacy, with a few claiming the bear could have been easily added in.

Still, others point out that it may be a genuine capture, especially since bears in the region tend to stop hibernating in March and thus can be seen in April or May.

Moreover, some point out only Asian black -- not brown -- bears reside in that particular area.

Adding further doubt is the fact that others have previously added bears to videos, MadWorldNews reports.

While Brad Paras, 32, of Canada did confront a bear in 2014, he later uploaded a fake video of the incident that garnered more than 1.5 million views.

Paras was at Canada’s Jasper National Park when he encountered a growling female bear that was protecting her baby.

He said he quickly ran, leading to what could have been a deadly chase.

“I’m not supposed to be doing this,” he said was his thought at the time. “I’m supposed to find a place to hide.”  At the time he said it felt like “the safer thing to do.”

It turned out, it was; the bear eventually tired of chasing the man and left him alone.

Sources: Youtube/Kelly Murphy, The SunMadWorldNews / Photo credit: Youtube/Kelly Murphy

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