My turn! Three bear cubs tip each other on to the ground as they try to struggle to get into a hammock
- Three baby bears hilariously fail to get into a hammock in the Smoky Mountains
- The moment was filmed by a bemused family on vacation in a cabin in the woods
- One bear succeeds but is swiftly tipped off by a sibling trying to join them
This is the moment three bear cubs’ hilarious attempts to get into a hammock were caught on camera.
Holidaymakers in the Smoky Mountains filmed the black bears being comically flipped onto the ground each time they tried to climb on board the hammock.
At the start of the clip, filmed on October 5, one of the bears has managed to get into the hanging bed. But they are soon tipped out when a sibling clumsily tries to join them.
The trio of cubs fall onto their backs after their joint attempt to get into the rope hammock in the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Two of the three cuddly creatures then try to employ some teamwork by attempting to get in the hammock together.
Unfortunately for them, this does not work either as they are sent flying and land on their furry backs.
The unnamed filmer, who shared the footage online yesterday, said: ‘During a short family vacation to the Smoky Mountains, we heard some noise outside our cabin.
‘To our surprise, we discovered three bear cubs playing on the hammock while mama bear was close by, keeping a watchful eye.’
One cub makes it up to the hammock before another flips them off of it in an attempt to steal the comfortable position for itself
The 15-second clip, filmed in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has been seen more than 80,000 times on YouTube with comments praising the natural humor.
One user also commented that a crow in the background sounded like just like it was laughing at the bears’ hapless antics.
Adult bears are known for their climbing prowess, but these cubs’ look like they need a bit more practice.
The jealous bear tries to take the hammock for their own and cruelly removes its lounging pal from the sling
The National Park Service (NPS) estimates that there are around 1,500 black bears in the Smoky Mountains, out of the 25,000-strong bear population in the United States.
The service say that bears are fairly used to contact with humans, making attacks rare.
The mountain range, running between North Carolina and Tennessee, is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States.
Visitors are advised not to feed the animals to limit the amount of contact they have with humans.
The two bear cubs then tried to work together to get onto the hammock while the other watched on
The pair hilariously failed to regain the hammock as the bemused family filmed the funny moment from their cabin