Russian oil workers feed friendly bear through window – and even exchange high five

A Russian oil worker has been filmed hand feeding a wild bear – and even exchanging a high five with the grizzly creature.

The unnamed worker – seen wearing his overalls and a hard hat – can be seen talking to the unthreatening bear through a window in remote Kolyma, East Russia.

The oil worker gives the curious bear a biscuit

The oil worker gives the curious bear a biscuit

He begins handing biscuits to the ravenous bear, who quickly gobbles them up.

The harmless bear munches on the biscuit at the window ledge

The harmless bear munches on the biscuit at the window ledge

After chowing down on a succession of treats, the man asks for a high five – which incredible the bear obliges to.

After munching down on the biscuit, the man asks for a high five

After munching down on the biscuit, the man asks for a high five

In an act of apparent friendship, the man and bear quickly clasp hands through the opening of the remote hut.

Brown bears can grow to weigh more than 1,400lbs – the same weight as an average sized car.

Thankful for the snack, the bear reaches in to five high the oil worker

Thankful for the snack, the bear reaches in to five high the oil worker

There are thought to be around 200,000 brown bears in the wild, spread across Russia, China, India, North America and Scandanavia.