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Un-bear-lievable: Football-loving grizzly caught on film

THE moment a dad discovered a bear playing football on his lawn has been captured on film.

Daniel Kalles-Pettersson, 44, was drinking a cold beer on his porch when he whipped out his phone to film the 6ft-tall beast and was amazed when it started playing with his nine-year-old son Noel’s football.

It kicked and chased the ball across the lawn for several minutes before disappearing into nearby forests in Järvsö, Sweden.

Football coach Mr Kalles-Pettersson said bears are usually very shy and try to stay away from the 1,400 residents living in Järvsö. But this one came as close as five metres — apparently not realising he was there.

He said: ‘I was sitting on the porch at sunset, just sipping on a cold IPA. Suddenly I see something moving outside. I squinted and realised it was a bear.

‘He was kind of a show-off. I think he knew I was watching so wanted to impress me. Afterwards, it just kind of skunked back into the forest.’