Story By: Amelia Guran, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@Evgenia Scherbakova
This is the moment a huge bear is forced to ride in the sidecar of a motorbike and appears to ‘wave’ at onlookers sparking fury from animal lovers.
The startling incident occurred in the city of Oryol in the Oryol Oblast region in western Russia and was recorded by an onlooker.
In the clip, which was later posted onto Russian social media platform VKontakte, the bear can be seen in the aide car of the motorbike which has two men on it.
The bike turns a corner as stunned onlookers cheer and honk their horns. The car the scenes are being filmed from then follows behind the motorbike and the bear appears to be ‘waving’ at onlookers.
The person recording then overtakes the bike and the two men can be seen grinning as the bear moves its arms. At the end of the clip the passenger on the bike appears to give the bear something to eat.
Some reports suggest the bizarre incident was a stunt by a local circus but this has not been confirmed.
Netizens were shocked by the clip with some users slamming the stunt as being dangerous for onlookers whilst others were concerned for the welfare of the bear.
It is unclear if the incident is being investigated.
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