This is the terrifying moment a wild brown bear attacks an “idiot” tourist who taunts the beast.
The man in eastern Russian attempts to play with the predator.
He “foolishly” tries to get up close and personal with the young animal hoping to pet it.
The video shows the tourist edge towards the bear seemingly oblivious to the danger he is in.
The animal initially backs away but the the man suddenly gets cold feet then makes the mistake of turning on the beast and running.
The predator instantly lunges towards him as the tourist races to get back inside his car.
He man’s friends scream and swear to try and scare off bear, say reports.
The wild creature rises on his rear legs as gets close to the vehicle.
The tourist was unidentified but he had defied warnings in Russia’s Kamchatka region not to feed or close to bears, sparking an angry reaction from locals, reported The Siberian Times.
Local man Konstantin posted: “How many times did we ask people to stop getting out of their cars and feeding bears? They are not some fluffy cuties.
“Why can’t people grow up about behaving maturely in nature?”
Liudmila Fedosenkova wrote: “Did the bear get him? No? What a pity.”
“There is no law for a fool. He treats a wild animal like a pet,” posted Sandra Fadeeva.
“It’s a pity a bear didn’t tear a piece from his bum.
“I feel no sympathy for idiots like this,” said Tatiana Zolnikova.