June 7 (UPI) -- An astonished driver in a Russian city pulled out his cellphone to take video of a bizarre sight: a massive brown bear riding in a motorcycle sidecar.
Nicholas Pasynkov said he was driving Saturday in Syktyvkar when he spotted the large bruin calmly riding in a motorcycle sidecar that had been designed to resemble the face of a wolf.
Pasynkov, who pulled out his cellphone and filmed a short video, said it was an unusual sight on the streets of his town.
The bear was later found to be a trained animal performing in a traveling circus organized by the Polar Wolves bike club.
A second video later emerged online, showing the bear getting into the sidecar while a trainer sits behind the motorcycle's driver.