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Watch: Large bear vanishes in snow as if by magic

A brown bear at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center inspired laughter and awe recently when the bruin vanished in the snow as if by magic.

The accompanying footage, captured by Heidi Hanson and shared by the AWCC, shows a bear named Joe Boxer, or JB, positioning himself above his den, which is not visible, and dropping out of sight to the amusement of visitors.

The AWCC described the scene on Facebook as a “now-you-see-me, now-you-don’t” moment, while a comment reads, “He just did a Houdini.”

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Another follower chimed in: “The case of the disappearing bear!”

JB and Patron were brought to the facility as rescue cubs in 2004 after their mother was killed by a Willow resident who feared for the safety of his dog. According to the AWCC, the man was not aware that the sow had cubs when he shot the bear, which had just killed a moose in his yard.

FTW Outdoors featured the bear siblings in September 2021, seemingly practicing the adorable art of synchronized napping.

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