This video captures a terrifying moment for the locals of a remote village in the North of Ireland when a bear was caught “fart-crawling” on the land.

The footage, posted on the YouTube account of the RTE broadcaster, shows a man who has set up a camera in his back garden after seeing a strange “fearful bear” on a path nearby.

“I have been told that there are rumours of an animal being released in the area, so I went out and did some investigating and found this man had set up the camera and was taking photos of the bear,” said the man.

“He had seen it on the way and when he saw the bear he decided to take some pictures and it was a very scary moment for him.”

The man then noticed the bear was “frothing and looking scared” and that it was actually the bear’s mother.

The man was able to capture some of the footage and posted it to YouTube, which has since been viewed nearly 4 million times.

“When I was taking these pictures I thought that it might be a good idea to send them to the local people to tell them what was going on,” he said.

“As I was putting them up on the internet, the whole village came out to the street and the bear started screaming and started walking off.”

As the video has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, the man has now taken it to the police to try and find out what is happening.

“They are still looking for the animal but I think it may be a very good idea for the people in the village to keep their distance from the animal and not get involved with it,” he added.

“The bear has been sighted by people and they have been very frightened, but they are still trying to find out if the bear is a threat.”

The RTE channel also shared the video on social media, with the caption: “We’re just trying to scare the bears away with a video.

This is just for the public to see.”

It comes as an investigation into the animal is ongoing.