Cone-gratulations! Hungry circus bear successfully chases down an ice cream
- Bear named Tom bounds after a fearless man who’s running with the ice cream
- He picks up speed and catches up with the man who offers him the sweet treat
- Tom who is described as kind eats the entire ice cream and cone within seconds
This is the amazing moment a hungry circus bear chases down an ice cream carried by a fearless man running in a field.
The video was recorded in Sergiyev Posad, Moscow Oblast, Russia and features a bear, called Tom who is one-and-a-half years old.
At the start a man is recording himself running through a field and brown bear Tom can be seen over his shoulder.
The video was recorded in Sergiyev Posad, Moscow Oblast, Russia and features a circus bear, called Tom who is one-and-a-half years old
Playful Tom is bounding through the grass and starts to pick up speed, catching up in no time.
He is soon level with the man who is out of breath but smiling.
It then emerges that the man is carrying an ice cream in a cone.
Never taking his eyes off the sugary treat, Tom enthusiastically gets closer and opens his mouth.
Tom is soon level with the man and then happily eats his treat
The man lowers his hand and stops as Tom comes close and sticks his snout into the ice cream.
He then starts licking happily as the man holds the cone out and gives Tom his treat.
Within seconds Tom wolfs down the ice cream, eating every last bit, including the cone.
Within seconds the bear wolfs down the ice cream, eating every last bit, including the cone
The man starts to walk off leaving the contented bear finishing up his snack.
The man who recorded the footage on June 18 said Tom has a lovely personality.
‘He is very kind and not dangerous. We decided to do such a video as he runs after me and then eats ice cream.’
Many Russian circuses still feature bears which come from the vast, forest areas that cover much of the country.