Two Bears Get Up Close and Personal With Mysterious Monolith
Mysterious monoliths have been popping up in different places all over the world. The first was discovered in the desert in southern Utah. At first, some people thought the monolith was the work of aliens, but that theory was quickly debunked.
Since the first monolith was found in Utah, there have been many duplicates, with one in Romania, another in California, and the latest showing up on Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With all of the hysteria surrounding the mysterious monoliths, the National Park Service decided to have a little fun on its Facebook page. On Sunday, they posted a hilarious picture of two bears in the Lake Clark National Park & Reserve having some fun with a monolith. It looks as though their curiosity got the best of them. I'm sure they thought the shiny object was a toy, and they couldn't keep their paws off of it.
We're thankful that the National Park service has a great sense of humor, and we definitely appreciate some light hearted news in the midst of all of the craziness happening around us.
Here's what the National Park Service had to say about the photo.
Bears rub on many objects: trees, signs, fence posts, power poles, mysterious monoliths, outbuildings, cabins, and even boulders. A typical bear rub tree is often characterized by the lack of branches and little vegetation growing around the base where the bear has been standing. It’s believed bears use rub trees to communicate with each other, assert dominance, or establish territory. By leaving their scent or hair behind, they can make their presence known.
The National Park Service said the the shiny object has since been removed from the park due to the waiting list to scratch becoming "unbearable."