Watch: Athletic bear scales a wall and entertains a New Hampshire family

This mama bear put on a show for a family in New Hampshire as she scaled a fence and investigated the side of their deck. Things got comical when she began to sidestep, very human-like, along the deck's railing, poking around and then helping herself to some water in a birdbath. But the show ended when the bear's cubs, waiting below, took off with her scampering down after them.

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