Drivers Feed Hungry Bear Cookies After It Approached Their Car

Who needs honey when you can have cookies?

Who needs honey when you can have cookies?

Two people driving through the Russian island of Iturup came across the young brown bear and decided to share their treats with it, filming themselves feeding it.

The people who recorded the video, which was shared by Caters, said they didn't fear the bear and added that it was very gentle, almost like a dog, happily munching on the cookies.

However, feeding bears, or indeed any wildlife, is not advised, according to experts. Part of the reason is that it teaches the animals to associate food with people, which can make the animals a safety risk. Also, human food is typically not very good for animals and can make them sick.

When in doubt, leave the wildlife alone.