This is the moment a Russian fisherman shoos away a mother bear and her three cubs with his rod because they were spoiling his chances of catching a fish.
The man, name not disclosed, filmed the encounter while fishing in the far-eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka.
In the footage, one of the cubs is seen sniffing around the man’s fishing spot, prompting him to say: “Get out of here, let me fish.”
As the cub’s mother looks on, the fisherman continues to say: “Come on, get out of here! Come on mother, take your cubs with you! Let me carry on fishing and I’ll give you one.”
He then uses his fishing rod to prod at the bear cub and make the family move away.
Viktor Furyaev, director of the Wildlife and State Nature Reserve Service in Kamchatka, said: “Ideally, it would have better to leave the area and not rely on fate. There is always the possibility that such a ‘fight’ could end in tragedy.
“It is difficult for ordinary people to recognise bears’ signals. Of course, if the fisherman has encountered these animals several times before and understands how they behave in the area, then this option is possible too, as seen in the video.
“Here we see a young bear cub with its family that are simply curious about what the person is doing. Additionally, they are usually not aggressive at this time of the year. However, it is best to never do that.”