People are trying to figure out what in the blue hell this new dog-bear hybrid is after it was discovered lost in the woods.
Animal rights activists say the odd looking animal was brought into an animal shelter in the city of Chelyabinsk in south-central Russia’s Chelyabinsk Oblast region and has baffled locals who say they’ve ‘never seen anything like it before.’
Amazing pictures show the brown animal staring directly at the camera:
The creature in question has the body of a dog but a head of what looks like a small version of a brown bear.
Now, images have been released to the public in hope the animal’s owners come forward so more light can be shone on what breed the animal actually is.
Vets estimate the dog/bear to be around four years old and a male. Representatives of the animal shelter are yet to give it a name.
Animal activist, only named as Igor, said:
It has a difficult character, actually a little noxious. We had a tough time with it, while we were transporting it.
The new owner would have to spend a lot of time in order to figure out individual approach to this dog.
Vets say although they’re not sure, it’s likely the dog looks this way due to being a strange cross of a stray dog and Chow Chow.
The Chow Chow genes might be the ones which make it look like a bear.
Regardless, it’s fascinating.