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Man captures video of bear chasing pair of elk

By
Daniel Uria
A Swedish man inadvertently saved a pair of elk from a bear as he drove past the trio on a snowy road. 
 Husse Jan captured video of the encounter after he initially thought he had seen three elk. 
 Screen capture/Husse Jan/Instagram
A Swedish man inadvertently saved a pair of elk from a bear as he drove past the trio on a snowy road. Husse Jan captured video of the encounter after he initially thought he had seen three elk. Screen capture/Husse Jan/Instagram

BRACKE, Sweden, April 26 (UPI) -- A Swedish man captured video of a bear chasing down a pair of elk on as he drove along a snowy road.

The video shared to Instagram by Husse Jan shows the bear in pursuit of the two elk, before his presence ultimately scared the bear away.

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"Feel like a hero I've saved the lives of two moose," he wrote.

According to The Local, Jan initially believed that he had witnessed three elk running alongside the road before realizing that one of the animals was a bear.

"Getting a picture of an elk is something very nice for me. Then I got closer and saw that it was a bear, and I zoomed in on it," he said. "I'm seeing a bear chasing two elks. Right now I'm still in a state of shock."

Jan's video quickly went viral, but he stated that he wouldn't like to have a similar encounter in the future.

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