- A Siberian man claims a brown bear took his guns
- The bear is now on the loose
- Authorities say it has likely gone into hibernation
A hunter in the Irkutsk region of Siberia claims a brown bear is on the loose after having taken his two guns.
According to the Siberian Times, the unnamed 57-year-old hunter left his belongings in a cabin deep into the woods on 16 November and went to fetch some water.
When he returned, he noticed the bear inside the cabin and took off to avoid a confrontation. He remained hidden in the woods until the beast walked away.
However, he found his bags and two guns, a Vepr carbine and IZH shotgun, missing. He searched the area for several days to no avail, prompting him to alert the police.
Authorities have warned hunters and residents in the area to be on the lookout. They have however added that most bears are going into hibernation at the moment.
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