Bear strikes uncanny resemblance to Baloo from Jungle Book scratching back on tree

A bear appears to recreate an iconic moment from The Jungle Book – mimicking Baloo and scratching its back on a tree.

The animal appeared to have caught the itch, gleefully rubbing its back up and down in the snowy surroundings.

A bear appears to recreate an iconic moment from The Jungle Book

A bear appears to recreate an iconic moment from The Jungle Book

Photographer Nedko Nedkov, 49, captured the hilarious moment after discovering the bear around 40 miles from Kuhmo, Finland.

He had spent a long time tracking bears in the area before witnessing the amusing scenes.

Bear uses a tree to scratch his back

Bear uses a tree to scratch his back

The photographer, from Bavaria, Germany, said: “I was tired but happy to see what he did.

“It was a long night, and this happened in the morning when the warm sun came to the swamp.

The animal appeared to have caught the itch

The animal appeared to have caught the itch

“This is one of the ways the dominant male shows who’s boss.

“Bears are fascinating predators.”