Man’s best friend endures the ultimate sacrifice when it’s thrown…
To an angry polar bear that is attacking a woman!
This is the shocking moment a man picks up a live dog and throws it at a polar bear – supposedly in a bid to distract the animal from attacking a woman.
The scene at a coastal facility in the Russian Arctic has caused outrage and fuelled demands for retribution, as the bear uses its claws to attack the yelping dog.
A screaming woman off camera appears to encourage the man to throw the dog to what seems to be certain death.
In fact, the dog may have fled the scene, but it is not totally clear.
Yet it now appears the man, in hurling the dog towards the predator, was seeking to deflect the bear from attacking a stranded woman.