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Bentley: The radio transmitters have all been tagged in their mouths. You'll have to sneak up and pickpocket it while they're yawning.
Sly: Sounds "safe."
― Discussing the tagged bears[src]

"Bearcave Bugging" was a job for Sly Cooper in "Menace from the North, eh!" of Sly 2: Band of Thieves.


The gang needed to keep tabs on Jean Bison by placing radio transmitters around his base of operations.


Sly began the mission by crawling into a nearby bear cave. Once he was inside, Bentley contacted him, warning him that the radio transmitters have all been tagged in the bears' mouths and that he would need to pickpocket them while they are yawning. There were six bears Sly needed to steal transmitters from, all while being careful to not wake them up.

Sly placing a transmitter on top of a silo

After snagging all six transmitters, Sly exited the cave and began the next part of the job: placing the transmitters in specific locations around the lumber camp. Meanwhile, Bison addressed his men via the loudspeaker about the progress they made last month chopping down forests and told them to keep up the good work. Once the final transmitter was in place, the array was up and running, allowing the gang to keep tabs on Bison.


  • There is often a random glitch where the player can just steal the transmitter off the first bear while its mouth is closed.
  • Another glitch occurs in the PlayStation 3 remaster, in which the game freezes when the player steps on ice.