Usually bears are unwanted guest at a campsite. Not this bear named Stepan whose Russian family brings him along for a camping trip and you gotta see it.
The appearance of a bear in a campground by your tent would send people running in most cases. This Russian family has a pet bear who is very special and it just so happens they were delighted to bring him camping.
Stepan is a huge brown bear who has had many parts in films and shows as an animal actor. Therefore, he is not your typical bear and apparently he now enjoys camping as well.
While most bears would go on a rampage throughout a campsite and tear into everything they could see in search of food, Stepan is well behaved and great company.
When it came time for meals, the bear sat and ate with the family. The family's daughter Mirra also played hide and seek with the giant bear. How cool is that?
Can you imagine her friends asking their parents to come over and play? Mom, can I go play at Mirras' house with her and her brother? He is big, cuddly, and hairy...oh and he is a bear.
The mother said at first it was scary because Stepan was so large. But she says he is just like a big dog and now her daughter Mirra talks about him all the time now.
Not many families can say they have camped with a bear. Not by choice anyway.