Un-bear-lievable: bizarre moment man in Russia is spotted taking pet bear for a walk
This incredible video shows the moment a man was seen taking his PET BEAR for a walk outside.
Captured on film, the huge brown bear is seen running around a snowy field as stunned bystanders stop their cars to take a closer look.
The unbelievable footage was taken by Sergey Poluyan, 37, who was driving to Azov City in Russia, when he noticed the carnivore roaming freely.
After cautiously leaving his car, Sergey was stunned to see the bear playing and jumping around just like a pet dog.
At one point, the bear is seen running towards its owner and even receives a friendly pat on the head before being pictured near a young child.
But the playful bear doesn’t go unnoticed as the video shows cars full of people all pulling up to take photographs of the extraordinary moment.
Sergey later found out that the two-year-old bear called Yashka lives on an ostrich farm near to where the footage was filmed.
Sergey said: “Having driven through Azov City, I just could not believe my eyes, I saw a man and a bear right near the road.
“People have an image of Russia that bears walk freely through the streets but it seems strange that on this occasion those rumors appear to be true.
“I couldn’t believe the bear was running freely, I was astonished when I realised it wasn’t even wearing a muzzle.
“It was quite a frightening situation to begin with, it was a real bear and everyone knows that they are pretty savage animals that are very unpredictable.
“But then I saw how the bear behaved, it was cheerful like a pet dog and was jumping around and obeying his owner without any problems.
“I asked the owner some questions and I was told that bear’s name was Yashka and that it receives plenty of food.
“It was an incredible moment and one that I will never forget.”