A soccer game in the eastern state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) had two surprise visitors: a mother bear and her cub.
When the ball was ejected from the field into 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.
Then the bears carried the ball into the forest.
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