A Russian had his hand ripped off by a caged bear - after ignoring his friends’ warnings and reaching in to stroke the animal.
The footage taken in Murmanskaya Oblast, shows the man screaming out in pain as the bear clamps its teeth around his arm. He had earlier been warned by a friend who shouted 'you f***ing idiot, don't do it!' as he approached the giant animal.
The man is believed to have lost his forearm up to his elbow in the attack - but did not die despite suffering from horrific injuries.
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