Bear gives itself a good scratch against a tourist sign in Canada 

Bear gives itself a good scratch against a tourist sign in Canada 

I can’t bear it! Grizzly gives itself a good scratch against a tourist sign in Canada

  • The images of the bear were taken by Canadian photographer Tom Leeson from Vancouver, Washington
  • Leeson was travelling through Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada when he spotted the dancing bear
  • The brown cub used a tourist sign to tackle the tickle and was photographed comically dancing around 

George Martin For Mailonline

This huge grizzly bear was spotted performing a bizarre back scratching dance as it tried to alleviate an unbearable itch.

The brown cub used a tourist sign to tackle the tickle and repeatedly bent down and stood up to get at the hard to reach spot.

The funny images, which were taken in 2015 but have recently been released by photographer, Tom Leeson, for the first time, were taken while he was travelling along Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Tom, from Vancouver, Washington, said: ‘I came across this young bear scratching itself against a park information sign and really enjoying the moment.

‘It was young enough that this was probably its first time out alone so it was experiencing proper freedom from its mother for the first time.

‘This bear just found whatever looked good at the time to relieve his itch and he didn’t care who was watching. What an exhibitionist.’

The bear was spotted using a tourist sign of the local topography to tackle an itch in his back by scratching against it

The bear was spotted using a tourist sign of the local topography to tackle an itch in his back by scratching against it

In the hilarious photos from 2015 the bear can be seen using its legs to lower and raise its back against the concrete sign

In the hilarious photos from 2015 the bear can be seen using its legs to lower and raise its back against the concrete sign

In the hilarious photos from 2015 the bear can be seen using its legs to lower and raise its back against the concrete sign

The bear was spotted making a variety of satisfied faces as it itched the scratch in its back using the large concrete sign

The bear was spotted making a variety of satisfied faces as it itched the scratch in its back using the large concrete sign

The bear was spotted making a variety of satisfied faces as it itched the scratch in its back using the large concrete sign

The bear was spotted making a variety of satisfied faces as it itched the scratch in its back using the large concrete sign

The bear was spotted making a variety of satisfied faces as it itched the scratch in its back using the large concrete sign 

The funny images were taken in 2015 but have recently been released by photographer, Tom Leeson, for the first time

The funny images were taken in 2015 but have recently been released by photographer, Tom Leeson, for the first time

The funny images were taken in 2015 but have recently been released by photographer, Tom Leeson, for the first time

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