New video footage shows a bear walking like a human, casually strolling upright through a suburban neighborhood on its hind legs.
Ian Bohman from Oak Ridge, New Jersey, spotted the bipedal animal when he was leaving home at around 5:45am on Monday and quickly whipped out his cell phone to film the unusual sight.
After uploading the one-minute-38-second clip online, several people living in the area said they've seen the same creature out and about performing the stunt.
'We saw him last night (8/4/2014) on Cozy Lake road about 8:30pm.
'I've got some video but it's not nearly as good as this,' one commentator said.
Another added: 'I saw him about two weeks ago couldn't stop laughing it looks so funny walking.'
In Mr Bohman's video the bear is seen moving through front yards of homes and ambling across the tarmac.
At one point it peers into a trash can before walking into a patch of woodland.
Although bears are known to walk on their back legs, Mr Bohman suspects that the bear he saw was forced to move that way because of an injury.
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