By Josie January 11th, 2024
Even without this heart-racing encounter with a massive bear, the footage from this snowmobile ride in Paramushir, Russia, is enough to make your jaw drop.
Two snowmobilers were out and about when they unexpectedly encountered this massive bear.
They chase the bear in an attempt to make it leave the area, as it is dangerously close to their fishing camp.
They keep a safe distance until the person filming pulls up behind the bear. They narrowly avoid a confrontation as the bear abruptly stops and turns.
Bears are often underestimated in terms of speed. On average, a bear can reach speeds up to 35 miles per hour.
This is surprisingly fast, considering their size and bulk. The video demonstrates this remarkable speed, as the bear nearly matches the pace of the snowmobiles.
In Paramushir, where food sources may still be accessible, bears can be active year-round.