Is this a hoax? Bear walks on hind legs through NJ neighborhood

We’re not entirely certain that this video of a bear-looking creature shown casually strolling in a remarkably human-like fashion through the alleged streets of New Jersey is a hoax, but if the scene that YouTube user kber uploaded 1 day ago is in fact real, we do know that it is one of the more fascinating instances of bear bipedalism we have ever seen.

One of the details giving users pause as to whether or not this is a bear or a human dressed as one is the unusual gait — though one YouTube user suggested the creature in the video had injured one or multiple paws, which could explain the awkward stepping as well as the prolonged hind-leg posture to begin with.