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Ten polar bears - six adults and four cubs - besiege a stalled rubbish truck in Russian Arctic

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 October 2020

Fellow driver tries to scare the predators away as they climb inside the truck to feast on scraps.

All predators look healthy and well fed, however the author of the video suggests that it could have been hunger that made them surround the truck

The video from an unidentified location in the Russian Arctic was shared by a driver who happened to be on the same road as the broken rubbish truck. 

The truck’s military number plate suggests it could have been filmed at the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, but The Siberian Times couldn’t confirm it. 

Four large bears are filmed climbing inside the truck one after the other, as the cubs look on.

Other adult bears are seen running towards it. 

A young driver is visible in the cabin as he calls someone while one of the bears leans on the windshield.

Ten polar bears - six adults and four cubs - besiege a stalled rubbish truck in Russian Arctic


Ten polar bears - six adults and four cubs - besiege a stalled rubbish truck in Russian Arctic


Ten polar bears - six adults and four cubs - besiege a stalled rubbish truck in Russian Arctic


Ten polar bears - six adults and four cubs - besiege a stalled rubbish truck in Russian Arctic

All predators look healthy and well fed, however the author of the video suggests that it could have been hunger that made them surround the truck. 

‘Look what’s going on, the bears are hungry, now the fourth one is climbing inside!’ - he exclaims as he hoots the horn in an attempt to help the stranded driver. 

The outcome of the bear encounter was not filmed.

Comments (7)

Those bears were probably on a break and thought that this was the lunch truck with their meal.
Erik Bosma, Mission, Canada
04/11/2020 05:36
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Cute bears, but big. Bear butt bigger than truck wheels, just hanging off the side when climbing up like that... good thing nothing broke. Wow.
xxb, upstate ny usa
29/10/2020 18:52
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Winnipeg is not that far from Churchill on the western shore of Hudson Bay where polar bears can be found in abundance. They are opportunists and will eat anything that affords an easy meal. So it's unlikely that they were necessarily hungry at the time; they smelled the leftovers in the truck and since it was immobilized, they weren't going to pass up the chance for a few quick snacks.
Edward Katz, Winnipeg, Canada
24/10/2020 08:04
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A 1 min 45 " Coucou...c'est moi ! "..great moment!
Jocelyne, FRANCE
21/10/2020 16:31
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Wow, thanks a mil for sharing this Bear Raising Story with stunning shots...I absolutely love the video, it's the best of the year!

Would have also loved to be sitting in that military vehicle sipping nonchalantly on my soda, with a family of gorgeous, curious, well fed polars taking a peek through the bullet proof windows and playing in the back!!!

Tourists in other parts of the world pay a bomb to experience such bear raising thrills...
Anonymous, Switzerland
21/10/2020 02:17
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McDonalds on wheels. And that driver looks tasty too
marie-claire Hocking, France
21/10/2020 01:21
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a broken down KAMAZ? how could that happen! the driver or person who is responsible for sure should peel potatoes for a week or two!
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
20/10/2020 21:17
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