The bear is a smart, majestic creature that many a hunter dream of taking at least once in their lifetime.
It’s also a smart, majestic creature that happens to enjoy treats enough to learn some tricks. At least that’s what seems to have happened in this video, where “Pavel,” the gentleman featured, helps this bear show off some of his skills.
We’ll just leave this right here, for you to do what you will with it…
The video has garnered 3.7 million views since it showed up on YouTube in May, and for good reason.
Once you get a chance to pull your jaw up off the floor, take a second to think about this. Is it degrading or uplifting? Do the antics remind you of the circus, or do they make you think about how intelligent these creatures are? Is the “trainer” Pavel out of his mind, or merely enjoying time spent with a friend in the outdoors?
Share your thoughts in the comments, and tell us if you’re impressed or dumbfounded.
One thing’s for sure, that bear is much better off than this poor specimen, who had its head and paws cut off after it was killed illegally in Virginia.