November 20, 2015 -

PIC BY CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED: Model Irina and daughter Katya enjoy a picnic with a real life teddy bear) – If you go down to the woods today, youll never believe your eyes – as a brown bear appears to tuck in to a picnic alongside a little girl and her mother. The stunning shots were taken in Moscow, Russia -and yes, it IS a real bear in the pictures.The tame bear, called Stepan – who has been raised by a Russian couple in their home since he was abandoned at birth – was being photographed with a model, known only as Irina, by Olga Barantseva. But Olga claims that the bear was so gentle, that Irina – who had initially been nervous about taking part in the shoot – asked if her daughter, Katya, could be involved in the photographs too. SEE CATERS COPY