Can’t BEAR to play gooseberry? This giant fuzzy animal clearly doesn’t mind being the third wheel as he joins a couple on a romantic date in the woods.
As these extraordinary pictures show, loved-up couple, Osten, 35 and his girlfiend Anna, 22 weren’t at all fazed by the huge grizzly bear who joined them on a date in a secluded forest near Moscow.
In fact the pair, who calmly relaxed on a hammock and sang songs with the bear – with Osten strumming the guitar – were even happy for Russian photographer, Olga Barantseva, to capture the strange moment on camera.
The bizarre date was set up by Osten from Auckland, New Zealand after he saw Stepan, the friendly bear, in the news.
Stepan is used to humans after being raised by a Russian family from birth.
Snapper Olga said: “Both were happy that everything went smoothly, it was a dream come true.
“Both were overwhelmed with emotion.
“Stepan has been raised with a family since his childhood.
“He is tender like a big dog but a bear is still a fierce predator so a trainer is always nearby.”