A football match in the Indian state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) had two surprise visitors: a mother bear and her cub.
When the soccer ball was kicked off the field in a nearby forest, the bears found it and seemed reluctant to return it.
They bounced it between them, kicking and throwing the ball into the air, much to the amusement of the locals.
The bears then took the ball to the forest.
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