Bear bandit raids Siberian ranger hut in search of… a newspaper? (VIDEO)

Bear bandit raids Siberian ranger hut in search of… a newspaper? (VIDEO)
In a highly entertaining video a bold brown bear was caught burglarizing a ranger hut in Siberia's Sayano-Shushenskiy Nature Reserve only to become extremely distracted by a newspaper.

The ranger hut on the banks of the Sinyaya river is so remote it's only visited once or twice a year, which is why the hilarious surveillance video footage only emerged in recent weeks.

“Tidying up huts is what brown bears typically do in taiga,” a message from the nature reserve read, as cited by The Siberian Times.

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“They can’t resist strong, unusual smells and often climb into wooden houses through windows, turning everything upside down… This time the bear got interested in a newspaper and spent some minutes tearing it to pieces after getting out of the house.”

The well-informed bear remains at large, somewhere in the Siberian taiga.  

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