An incredible close encounter with an Alaska brown bear is getting a lot of views on YouTube.

In the video the bear wanders up behind Drew Hamilton at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. The bear then sits down next to a lawn chair. The animal gets up and moves toward Hamilton, who raises his voice. The bear then moves off.

The YouTube posting indicates Hamilton — who is identified as a tech worker at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game — shot the video.

The video was posted to YouTube several days ago, but it’s unclear exactly when it was filmed. As of Wednesday night the video had more than 460,000 views.



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