This giant beast clearly doesn't mind being the third wheel, joining a couple on a romantic date in the woods.

Loved-up Auckland man Osten, 35 and his girlfriend Anna, 22, weren't at all fazed when the grizzly bear joined them on a date in a secluded forest near Moscow, according to Daily Mail.

In extraordinary photographs, the couple relaxed on a hammock and sang songs with the bear, called Stepan, while playing instruments.

This giant fuzzy animal clearly doesnt mind being the third wheel as he joins a couple on a romantic date in the woods. Photo / Caters News Agency
This giant fuzzy animal clearly doesnt mind being the third wheel as he joins a couple on a romantic date in the woods. Photo / Caters News Agency

Osten set up the "date" after he saw Stepan, the friendly bear, in the news.

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The grizzly is used to interacting with humans after being raised from birth by a Russian family.

The bizarre encounter was captured by Russian photographer Olga Barantseva, who said: "Both were happy that everything went smoothly, it was a dream come true.

The bizarre date was set up by Osten from Auckland, New Zealand after he saw Stepan, the friendly bear, in the news. Photo / Caters News Agency
The bizarre date was set up by Osten from Auckland, New Zealand after he saw Stepan, the friendly bear, in the news. Photo / Caters News Agency

"Both were overwhelmed with emotion. Stepan has been raised with a family since his childhood.

"He is tender like a big dog but a bear is still a fierce predator so a trainer is always nearby."

New Zealand man Osten, 35 and his girlfiend Anna, 22 camping with Stepan the bear. Photo / Caters News Agency
New Zealand man Osten, 35 and his girlfiend Anna, 22 camping with Stepan the bear. Photo / Caters News Agency