In today’s age, there are so many driving laws that it can be hard to keep up with what’s legal and what isn’t. However, in Russia, it is apparently fine to transport a bear in your backseat if it’s wearing a seatbelt.
It is still unknown why this driver had a brown bear in their backseat, but other motorists definitely got the shock of their lives. Various photographs and videos show the animal sticking its head out of the window, almost as if it was just an overjoyed dog.
At the time of the incident, there was a circus in town. However, the circus claims it is not one of their bears. Local zoos have also denied knowledge of the animal. So basically, a dude in Russia owns a pet bear, because Russia.
In addition to this strange event, local police did confirm this was a completely legal method of transport for bears, but only because it was wearing a seatbelt, which is in accordance with Russian traffic laws.