Snowboarder Claims She Was Chased by Bear in Japan, Posts Video

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A snowboarder claims a bear chased her as she sped down a mountainside in Japan recently, but some are suggesting a video showing the incident is fake.

A snowboarder claims she was chased by a bear while going down a hillside in Japan. (Credit: Kelly Murphy)

A snowboarder claims she was chased by a bear while going down a hillside in Japan. (Credit: Kelly Murphy)

The video posted by Kelly Murphy to YouTube on Monday shows the snowboarder using a selfie stick to record a run on what she described as Hakuba 47 in Japan.

The bear is first seen in the video behind the snowboarder as she stands up and prepares for her ride.

On several occasions in the video, the bear can be seen running behind the snowboarder as she begins to gain speed on the hill.

Eventually the bear is too far behind the snowboarder and stops chasing her.

"OMG! I was going through my snowboarding videos and I found a bear chasing me!!! I nearly got eaten!!!" the YouTube post read.

Murphy said she was listening to "Work" by Rihanna and didn't notice the bear behind her.

Some have suggested the video was fake because the bear's growls were too prominent. Others claimed that the type of bear seen in the video is unlikely to be in the area where the Murphy says she was snowboarding -- Hakuba 47, in Japan's Nagano Prefecture.

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