Circus bear lunges at owner

A performing animal got upset with its handler's behaviour and went on the offensive

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A circus bear attacked its handler during a show in Russia before an audience of horrified spectators.

The show was taking place in Olonets in the Republic of Karelia, a region in northwest Russia, according to Tass, the state-run press agency.

The bear, which was muzzled, had been performing in a circus tent full of seated viewers, including children, in an act called Clubfoot and the Garden Wheelbarrow when the attack happened.