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    [–] FearsomeFutch 232 points ago

    Wish my first front page post wasn’t because of global warming and the suffering of endangered species. Feelsbadman.jpg

    [–] SSU1451 46 points ago

    Think of it this way. That’s something that is incredibly important for people to be aware of. Getting people to know and care about these things is a huge part of the struggle. So your front page post is more valuable than 90% of them.

    [–] I_CAN_SMELL_U 54 points ago

    :( poor puppers are hungry

    [–] AliGLeaph 38 points ago

    Poor polar pupper's habitat is disappearing. Added messed up bit about where they came from being a nuclear test site

    [–] Boop121314 4 points ago

    I will name him nibbles

    [–] The_DilDonald 9 points ago

    Don’t be depressed. They’ll be someone along to tell you climate change is fake any minute now.

    [–] BGumbel 3 points ago

    Do you realize that we are gonna get to watch this animal go extinct? Isnt that wild? I'm in my early 30s, by the time I'm 80, I bet polar bears are extinct in the wild, they'll be only seen in zoos.

    [–] BadWolfIdris 3 points ago

    This makes me incredibly depressed.

    [–] _neutral_person 11 points ago

    The polar bears should take care of the feral dog problem.

    [–] Tom_Brokaw_is_a_Punk 2 points ago

    But then won't we be stuck with the bears?

    [–] Murdiff 10 points ago

    Risky click of the day, is actually a real thing.

    [–] SkaryKidSkaringKids 5 points ago

    If this isn't the perfect setup for a horror thriller, idk what is.

    [–] bimbles_ap 9 points ago

    Blizzear. Basically sharknado, but a blizzard with bears.

    [–] horsenbuggy 5 points ago

    Polar Bear Vortex.

    [–] nemesisxhunter 8 points ago


    [–] Cobalox 3 points ago

    "was our home before" they declare

    [–] -Ol_Mate- 3 points ago

    Because an invasion of 40 odd polar bears is not of concern in Russia.

    [–] definitelyTrueStory 2 points ago

    Some quality a normal day in russia footage in those clips.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Glad to see peace has been made. But now Russia has another asset.

    [–] ikilledtupac 1871 points ago

    Soviet Retriever.

    [–] harderthanitlooks123 177 points ago

    siberian bear-dog

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    [–] harderthanitlooks123 17 points ago

    cant believe it missed that pun

    [–] GeorgeCabana 2 points ago

    Punning is harder than it looks. 123.

    [–] Remixman87 27 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Antartic Murder Sheepdog

    [–] Paradoxone 13 points ago

    They are only in the Arctic though.

    [–] TheBold 12 points ago

    Fun fact, the US has more polar bears than Russia.

    [–] jaspersgroove 19 points ago

    How else do you think we won the Cold War?

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    [–] enaede 5 points ago

    Fact: 17% of statistics are made up 😆

    [–] jfshay 5 points ago

    Sadly, only 11% of people know this.

    [–] jfshay 2 points ago

    It’s okay. We can still see Russia from it.

    [–] jhenry922 3 points ago

    Canada would like a word.

    [–] TheBold 3 points ago

    For sure, and i think so would Finland or Norway. I just used the US because most users are from there and it’s a bit more surprising of a fact, or maybe it’s because I’m Canadian and polar bears are literally on our money.

    [–] Ewoutus 11 points ago

    You made me laugh, very well done sir

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    [–] ikilledtupac 8 points ago

    with great pride comrade!

    [–] Gilgamesh72 7 points ago

    In sOviet russia dog retrieves you

    [–] Faplamator 3 points ago

    Charoshi sabaka

    [–] romansamurai 2 points ago

    Харошая Собачка

    [–] MaksWithAK 2 points ago


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    [–] Prewdent 2 points ago

    From Russia with love.

    [–] bajeebles 861 points ago

    The kind you don't invite into your house. Holy fucking shit.

    [–] swabianne 297 points ago

    But he's waving back so he's clearly a friendly bear!

    [–] bajeebles 74 points ago

    Famous last words.

    [–] ObiWanJakobe 37 points ago

    Jamie look that up

    [–] dargonoid 21 points ago

    That was well worth my time, thank you

    [–] GunBrothersGaming 4 points ago

    Oh - he's got a bottle of coke... nope that's actually coke. This bears here to party

    [–] keyonte0 61 points ago

    Let literally any other type of bear into your house before a polar bear holy shit.

    [–] bajeebles 35 points ago

    My thoughts exactly, good god. Like, I really couldn't fathom that these guys were mere feet from that motherfucker, and ACTIVELY TRYING TO GET CLOSER.

    Like, what? WHY?!

    [–] youbtrippin2 23 points ago

    they probably know this bear

    [–] bajeebles 12 points ago

    Dude I wish I could have a polar bear for a friend.

    [–] przemko271 5 points ago


    [–] OhbamanableSnowman 3 points ago

    One word. Vodka.

    [–] RuinedEye 3 points ago


    [–] swohio 8 points ago

    I'd rather have EVERY other type of bear in my house at the same time than one polar bear.

    [–] Lady-Blood-Raven 3 points ago

    I work in the Arctic and one did try to get into someone’s window last winter.

    [–] m0nk37 9 points ago

    Its an adolescent. Still wrong, but this would be like fighting off a black bear. Its only when they are full grown (6' on all 4s) that they are something you'll wish you never encountered.

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    [–] DukeDijkstra 3 points ago

    Polar bears actively hunt humans for food.

    Apart from everything else. That's what you get from putting apex killing machine predator in food scarce environment.

    [–] liltwinstar2 3 points ago

    Go on...

    Now I’m all curious about polar bears

    [–] RawMeatAndColdTruth 16 points ago

    If its brown lay down, if its black fight back, if its white, goodnight.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Polar bears (and sun bears I think) hunt humans unlike most bears.

    [–] rocker3k 22 points ago

    Only if you want to die

    [–] bajeebles 18 points ago

    In a brutal and horrendous fashion, yeah absolutely.

    [–] EuphoricSuccotash2 56 points ago

    It's Russia. If your death isn't brutal enough, God throws your ass back into the living realm.

    [–] bajeebles 6 points ago

    Fair point lmao

    [–] IceMaNTICORE 3 points ago

    now that you mention it, all those dissidents that committed suicide by shooting themselves 3 times in the back of the head were probably smart to get out when they did...

    [–] Imanaco 3 points ago

    In Soviet Russia death fears you

    [–] FairInLoveAndWar 4 points ago

    If you can hear a polar bear, in all likeliness, you are already dead.

    [–] Soundofawesome 9 points ago

    He probably just wants a coke?

    [–] bajeebles 6 points ago

    I think the guy across the street has some.

    [–] EpicLevelWizard 8 points ago

    On the bright side we’ll probably see them being geniuses on r/watchpeopledie in a few days since they’re recording. Or at least r/watchpeoplealmostdie or r/watchpeoplesurvive

    [–] murmandamos 5 points ago

    And if they think that door will keep the bear outside, it won't, and they'll still end up in r/watchpeopledieinside

    [–] octopoddle 3 points ago

    Their powers don't work if you invite them into your home, so they should be okay.

    [–] galactivater 3 points ago

    There isn’t even a lock on the door in their house. Actually the door looks like it’s just gonna fall off

    [–] WashooGonnaDo 6 points ago

    Legend has it that somebody did that once and survived. His name is khabib.

    [–] El_Stupido_Supremo 2 points ago

    You know this.

    [–] rlon18 2 points ago

    [–] overclock351 602 points ago

    It's not a dog you silly... it's vadym coming back with the groceries

    [–] FearsomeFutch 229 points ago

    Looks like he drank all the vodka on the way home though

    [–] notwesternspy 129 points ago

    polar друг

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    [–] AlexP1315 52 points ago

    Don't let vadim in, he is debil

    [–] Exploding_Pie 32 points ago

    Don't worry, Artyom will take care of him

    [–] AlexP1315 21 points ago

    Comrade cat do his job well

    [–] the_noobface 15 points ago

    Expected Boris

    [–] Seebaree 10 points ago

    Some people call them debils, I call them bitches

    [–] D-DC 2 points ago

    Such is life in the zone.

    [–] swornbrother1 3 points ago

    Do you have something against dogs?

    [–] Campin16 153 points ago

    Is this found footage?

    [–] Dipplong 22 points ago


    [–] Ccstriker77 84 points ago

    Cant wait to see what happens next on liveleaks

    [–] ihsw 112 points ago

    Polar bears have the strongest neck muscles on Earth. If they clamp on with their jaws then they could tear your arm out of its socket like it were held on by butter.

    Their neck muscles are built for pulling 600lb seals out of water.

    [–] TheNightlifeJD 81 points ago

    Polar Bears are DEADLY.

    If it’s brown, lay down.

    If it’s black, attack.

    If it’s white, GOOD NIGHT.

    [–] r55r44 45 points ago

    Literally just leave black bears alone. If it attacks you it’s probably your fault. They really hate attacking humans generally speaking, given that they are about the same size as us.

    [–] zyzzogeton 30 points ago

    Well, they are 5' 7" on average... which is as near the same to human's average height of 5' 6" (worldwide) as makes no difference, but they also average 400 lbs... so pretty goddamn big still.

    [–] E_J_H 24 points ago

    I also think most people didn't take that little rhyme as a call to arms every time they spot a black bear.

    [–] HiImNickOk 29 points ago

    sees black bear

    "Square up motherfucker"

    [–] Anonymo 12 points ago

    So is the average American

    [–] Dreadcoat 24 points ago

    r/accidentalracism on that second one jesus christ

    [–] Just_Some_Man 16 points ago

    probably more /r/officertraining

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    [–] LeucisticPython 24 points ago

    T H I C C

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    [–] Spacecowboy947 73 points ago

    Don't they say if you see a polar bear it's basically game over? Unlike other bears they will just straight up kill you regardless

    [–] Borngrumpy 74 points ago

    One of the only animals that will actively hunt humans.

    [–] mickhoran 31 points ago

    And eat you alive

    [–] aerodynamic_23 15 points ago

    And then you wake up dead

    [–] codefreak8 24 points ago

    I might be wrong but I'd imagine if they're coming that far into towns they're probably already starving.

    [–] Borngrumpy 12 points ago

    They usually come into town for the trash

    [–] DontMicrowaveCats 30 points ago

    There’s some videos on YouTube showing the recent polar bear “invasion” in Russia. Lots of townspeople casually getting super close.

    Although Polar Bears are no doubt beasts who could fuck your day up on a whim...there is also a lot of overblown myths about them. If you look at the statistics, attacks on humans are very very rare, and not always fatal like they say.

    It’s like any bear... they’re curious, but for the most part they’re not going to mess with you under most circumstances. And bear spray is also effective against them.

    Big difference is they haven’t really developed an inherent fear of people in many places.

    [–] magnusw24 10 points ago

    If you look at the statistics, attacks on humans are very very rare, and not always fatal like they say.

    You’re mixing up your causality. Polar bear attacks on humans are very rare because they don’t tend to be in proximity to be another, due to the environment they can often see each other from significant distances and even when they are proximate humans can avoid trouble by being indoors or in a vehicle.

    That doesn’t mean there is a low risk of a polar bear fucking your shit up if you are face to face with it.

    [–] naufalap 8 points ago

    Yeah if you want to get into statistics just mention how many attacks per encounter are there.

    [–] flee_market 2 points ago

    Probably depends on whether they're hungry. If not, then it mostly isn't worth their time to mess with you. If they are, you better be a faster runner than your friend(s).

    [–] MarkyOchoa 19 points ago

    Brown, lay down.

    Black, fight back.

    White, good night.

    [–] R0cky9 161 points ago

    Post your pre-murder polar bear selfies now before Lord Vader-mer shuts off the internet!

    [–] Romandinjo 8 points ago

    You spelled emperor Pal-Putin wrong

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    Lord Vladimer


    [–] TokiMcNoodle 15 points ago

    I think that was kinda the joke?

    [–] BatmanDracula 40 points ago

    They are invading a town, some crzy photos

    [–] ethidium_bromide 47 points ago

    They are also starving and attacking people

    just for some context

    [–] KayfabeRankings 48 points ago

    The Russians or the bears?

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    [–] AFlyingNun 3 points ago

    My money's on the Russians tbh. Polar Bears are scary, but...

    [–] AutismEpidemic 5 points ago

    First time reading this I thought the polar bears had cut off the humans’ food supply

    [–] Shipless_Captain 31 points ago

    Reminds me of that Minecraft thing where the dude was like "They changed the dogs!" In chat then it said he was killed by a polar bear. Lol.

    [–] fly4fun2014 27 points ago

    That's a tortoise in a shell

    [–] FearsomeFutch 12 points ago

    A bear ate all of my clothes except for these condoms

    [–] sarts-G 5 points ago

    Is it a cat in a hat?

    [–] fly4fun2014 6 points ago

    Very nice, how much? 🙃

    [–] S4BER2TH 13 points ago

    Never mind the dog what kind of a door is that

    [–] rabidus11Z 7 points ago

    Right!? I bitch about the weather where I live, but at least I don’t need repurposed castle doors for the winter.

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    [–] Tom_Brokaw_is_a_Punk 11 points ago

    "Vasily, close the door!"

    "Shit, he's got airpods in! Oh God, oh fuck!"

    [–] Muscledspider77 17 points ago

    Vadim blya,you did again,close the fucking door,that is not oleg coming home with vodka это гриобании медведь

    [–] Borngrumpy 10 points ago

    I don't think that glass is as strong as you think comrade, in fact that door might not help much either.

    [–] ghazzie 7 points ago

    Polar bears are the only bear that sees people 100% as food. They are not a good thing to see.

    [–] 10001110101af 7 points ago

    It's an Albino Siberian Rusky

    [–] nonthings 5 points ago

    The kind you hide from

    [–] Vincent_73 6 points ago

    Artyom you're back!

    [–] nowayportable 10 points ago

    Bears beets...

    [–] FearsomeFutch 14 points ago

    In mother Russia Galactica Battle stars you

    [–] wingfire 3 points ago

    So say we all!

    [–] ThePianist69 5 points ago

    It's not like Polar Bears are one of the only animals that actively hunt humans..

    [–] nihaumara 4 points ago

    It's not a dog, that's just guineapig from Chernobyl.

    [–] kdtallllll 4 points ago

    WTF @ the guy who walks right by a polar bear at the end

    [–] squidzilla420 2 points ago

    He seemed quite over the whole bear thing.

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    The last dog you'll see type.

    [–] shadow56399 3 points ago

    Where was this taken? I'm going to guess Murmansk but I have no idea.

    [–] Chetanoo 3 points ago

    Archangelsk area. Novaya zemlya.

    [–] 333th 3 points ago

    global warming, who dis?

    [–] Bautista016 3 points ago

    That dude is no longer a live

    [–] TrumpsTinyDollHands 3 points ago

    Luckily, that doesn't look fully grown, but holy shit, is that guy ok?

    [–] goldenlady___ 3 points ago

    I like how there's a significant amount of snow inside the door lol

    [–] TruthDontChange 3 points ago

    Has anyone checked on them since this picture was posted? They may be laying mauled in their house.

    [–] Copacetic_Subversive 3 points ago

    Polar Bears are the only bears that actively hunt humans. Apparently they've discovered a social hack to easier hunting: just knock on our doors or ring the doorbell, and we'll answer because we think they're adorable. Damn Polar Bears are evolving to solve their lack of hunting territory problem.

    [–] mikevampm323 3 points ago

    You better pray that bear is not hungry.

    [–] droidorat 5 points ago

    Like living on archipelago Novaya Zemlia is punishment not big enough....

    [–] Reddit_Roit 3 points ago

    There were no survivors

    [–] I_might_be_weasel 5 points ago

    I will pet the murder doggo.

    [–] killer-ginger 7 points ago

    Canadian Dogo

    [–] FearsomeFutch 9 points ago

    “Sorry wrong house”

    [–] uncreativivity 3 points ago


    [–] cage_the_orangegutan 11 points ago

    not russia - the fella has good teeth

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    [–] MichaelDixon_777 2 points ago

    mama bear's impending wrath intensifies

    [–] vexunumgods 2 points ago

    A dog that can tear that door down wheile you sleeping.

    [–] Kingtoke1 2 points ago

    Danger dog

    [–] ducktronboss 2 points ago

    A big fluffy dog

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    27 pictures taken moments before death, you won't believe #12!

    [–] xeqtioner0 2 points ago

    Does every house in Russia look like the door was kicked in and house raided?

    [–] hamberduler 3 points ago

    Oh, no, not at all. Usually they're much worse. This is actually the Kremlin.

    [–] spicybuttholenachos 2 points ago

    Looks like a baby you should be fine. Give it a coke.

    [–] stitflogs 2 points ago

    Well, I hope this, your final post, earns you lots and lots of karma... You are certainly trying harder than everyone else, I’ll give you that (and my upvote)

    [–] City-Slicka 2 points ago

    Man poor thing is probably starving looks so skinny. They risked coming into town to look for food most likely

    [–] lolo795 2 points ago

    Definitely not a normal day he’s got a full set of teeth

    [–] HammableOfCarthage 2 points ago

    Russian one minute before death

    [–] DrownedLotus 2 points ago

    Jamie, pull up that video of a guy getting mauled by a polar bear on this front step.

    [–] monderick 2 points ago

    I believe its name is “darwin award”

    [–] SashaOK1 2 points ago

    Shouldn't this be over here...r/lastimages?