They might look cuddly, but polar bears are vicious predators, and when hungry, aren’t particularly choosy about what they hunt. But this polar bear, up in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, wasn’t looking for a meal when it nuzzled up to this sled dog. It just wanted to pet its soft, fluffy fur.

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David De Meulles wasn’t sure what would happen when the polar bear approached the dog, which was tethered to a leash. He expected the worst, but was instead rewarded with this amazingly adorable footage. Just don’t get any wrong ideas about cozying up to a polar bear if you happen to encounter one in the wild—it won’t end this well.

[YouTube via CBC via Twitter - Alexandra Klasinski]