Apparently these Russian snowmobilers were chasing this massive bear away from their fishing camp in the Kuril Islands when the animal decided enough was enough, reared up, and took a swipe at one of them.
The Deputy Minister of Forestry and Hunting, Danila Dudarev, had this to say about the incident when he spoke with the Siberian Times:
“This bear is not dangerous. It has woken and is looking for food. The beginning of spring is quite a stress for the animals and people who chase a bear like this are acting unethically.
This is the outrageous, unconscious behavior of adults who, in pursuit of beautiful footage, for the sake of entertainment, chase the wild beast. Getting in contact with the bear, they do everything to make the predator lose fear of people.
In future, this animal can throw out aggression on someone who will not be able to leave on a snowmobile. In April and May, bears go out from their dens. They are not dangerous, if people do not tease or chase after them.”