No matter where you are, it's best practice to look over your shoulder every five seconds just to make sure a bear hasn't snuck up on you. One snowboarder, Kelly Murphy, learned that lesson while reviewing footage from her selfie stick and seeing that she was too busy jamming to Rihanna to notice the ursine beast sprinting after her down the slope.
The video's description reads:
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!!!
Intense. It's like something out of a found-footage movie, which is exactly what people are suspecting.
consensus on the Sky News Japan snowboard bear is: "ridiculously fake", "super fake", "99.9% sure it's fake"— Tom Chivers (@TomChivers) April 11, 2016
@RichardWiseman Looks quite fake though. She stopped not very far, the bear would have gotten her easily.— Simon Hain (@SimonHain) April 11, 2016