A Russian couple is living with a real life 7-foot, 136-kilo bear, sitting down for dinner with them, cuddling up to them while watching TV on the sofa, and even helping them with household chores by watering the plants.
Stepan, now 23 years old, has been with Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko since he was three months old. He was found by hunters in the forest having lost his mother and was in a very bad condition.
Stepan eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs everyday, but his favorite dish is a can of condensed milk.
The couple say that since Stepan was adopted since he was just three months old, it helped his temperament become gentle.
"He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear - despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all. We have never been bitten by Stepan," the couple said.
"He's got so many talents and loves a picnic. It's a wonder he doesn't eat us out of house and home."
[Photo: Caters News Agency, Video: Metro UK]