Naturalist Casey Anderson adopted a grizzly bear named Brutus and brought him home. Now, the two are best friends, and Brutus has become part of the family.
WARNING: We do not advocate having a pet bear, or even having a casual bear acquaintance. Even though bears are adorable and lumber around like big stuffed animals they can totally kill you and won't think twice about it. Also, you should never, ever get in a jacuzzi with a bear. That should go without saying.
Casey met Brutus and his brother when they were just cubs.
Brutus and his brother were born sadly in captivity at a bear reserve. The reserve was heavily overpopulated and Brutus was destined to spend most of his life caged.
Casey decided to adopt Brutus!
Anderson decided to adopt the bear and bring him home to his personal wildlife sanctuary, The Montana Wildlife Grizzly Encounter Wildlife Sanctuary.
Now, no matter what your brain might be telling you, this isn't photoshopped.
Because Brutus was born in captivity he lacks a wild animals' natural wariness around humans. Over the years, Brutus has become a big furry family member.
WARNING: Again, we can not stress enough that you should not invite bears to your wedding. Yes, you'd think they'd make excellent groomsman, but an intimate family ceremony is no place for a wild animal.
Casey understands the risks of having a grizzly bear for a best friend, but wouldn't have it any other way.