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A true bear hug: OPP officer catches black bears embracing in northwestern Ontario

May 29, 2020 06:56AM ● By Editor
OPP officer Nicole Haueisen captured photos of two black bears while on foot patrol in the Armstrong area. Photo: Nicole Haueisen (Twitter)

By Olivia Levesque · CBC News · Thunder Bay - May 28, 2020 

Photos of a true bear hug were captured by an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer in the northwest region this week.

A member of the OPP posted the photos to twitter on Thursday morning, writing the encounter showcases "just the bear facts" that these animals are among the "most massive and powerful on earth."

"Northern policing is one of the greatest experiences," reads the OPP's Twitter post.

 

Police said Cst. Nicole Haueisen managed to capture the moment between the two black bears while on foot patrol in the Armstrong area.

"Northern policing is one of the greatest experiences," says the OPP Twitter post of a memorable encounter with two black bears. Photo: Nicole Haueisen (Twitter)

In the photo the black bears appear to be embracing, and travelling down a dirt road together.

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