Stop it mum, you know i’m bear-y ticklish! Cuteness overload as bear mum tickles her cub

Squirming in its mother’s arms and seemingly shrieking with laughter – this is one ticklish baby!

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden

The adorable photographs show a mother bear and her cub appearing to have a really good giggle.

The mum can be seen playfully biting her cub’s neck and tickling it with its huge paws, while both look highly amused.

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden

German photographer Sven-Erik Arndt was lucky enough to witness this cuteness overload in a captive area in Sweden.

Sven-Erik, 39, said: “It’s wonderful to see a big predator like a brown bear in such a cute situation and how a huge animal can take care of its cubs.

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden

“I travelled to Sweden especially for the bears.

“I spent three days trying to get pictures of the playing mother and the cub.”

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden

European Brown Bear ~ female plays with a cub ~ Sweden