Residents in a remote Siberian region have been warned to beware of a brown bear currently roaming around armed with two guns.
The bear is believed to have collected his arsenal after breaking into a forest cabin in the Irkutsk region, local media reported.
The 57-year-old hunter was hunting miles away and decided to stay in a remote cabin. He had gone to the river to get water leaving behind his belongings, when the bear broke in.
On his return the old man heard some unusual sounds and spotted the wild animal rampaging inside the cabin, due to fear the hunter hid in the forest for several hours. Upon his return he noticed his two guns were missing along with his bag.
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The bear had left tooth marks on a bucket and scratched some logs, reported The Siberian Times.
PHOTO COURTESY: Siberian Times
The hunter searched in the woods for many days hoping to find the guns, but failed to find them and reported the police.The wild beast is said to be in possession of a Vepr carbine and IZH shotgun.
IZH shotgun and Vepr carbine. PHOTO COURTESY: MilitaryArms
The bear hunting season is open until 30 November, however, many bears have started hibernating for the winter.
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