WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A bear in an enclosure has mauled a man in Thailand to the brink of death after he reportedly teased the beast by dangling food in its jaws.
Video of the attack shows Naiphum Promratee, 36, being dragged by the bear around the enclosure and into a cage at the Wat Luang Phor lamai temple.
He’s seen struggling to break free of the animal’s grip as workers attempt to save him – splashing water at the beast and prodding it with a pole.
At some point one of the group managed to run into the enclosure, hit the bear with the pole and rescue Mr Promratee.
He’s seen carried by two men and placed in the back of a ute.
Mr Promratee was reportedly seen teasing the bear before it snatched him into its enclosure, according to the Sun.
He was with friends when they decided to visit the temple in Phetchabun province, Thailand, on Thursday morning.
Mr Promratee had responded to an appeal for food donations for the animals at the temple, which includes about 24 wild boars.