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Have You Seen This? Nightmare-sized bear

Posted July 21

MOTHER RUSSIA — Bears are big. Bears are fast. Bears are dangerous.

Yeah, yeah, we all know that. But unless you’ve encountered a bear in real life, it may be hard to fully visualize how truly big and powerful a bear can be. And that’s where this video comes in, which features a nightmare-sized bear, the likes of which I’ve never seen.

The only context the video provides is the title, “Bear plays with man,” as translated from Russian via Google Translate. (Keeping it real, up in here.) But when you actually see the video, you will have so many questions and exclamations.

These are some things I said: “Uh, that bear is massive. Why did this man seemingly voluntarily choose to be in an enclosure with a bear of that size? Wait, that bear’s head is bigger than the man’s torso… that can’t be right, can it? Those paws and claws, man. Not even once.”

Seeing this big ol’ brown bear is one thing, but add that to other things that bears can do and it once again becomes clear that bears might become our overlords. Watch this bear climb a wall, or this bear walk like a human, or this bear toss around a box with a human inside, or this bear traverse a rope, or this bear trying to get an education.

See what I mean? Stay safe out there in the wilderness, people. And don't give the bears any reading materials that will increase the liklihood of them taking over the world.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.

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