The pair boarded the deck of the Pacific Fleet submarine after swimming across the Krasheninnikov Bay in Russia's far East.
Shannon Caton lunged at the predator and grabbed her shotgun after she came face-to-face with it outside her home.
Photos of the bear at the border prompted jokes about it wanting to relocate to Canada as a result of the U.S. election.
The 20-year-old female bear was shot and killed during the encounter, wildlife officials have confirmed.
The healthy panda cub is almost as round as it is long, and is growing into the classic plump panda shape.
The bear was killed and the dead man has been identified as Patrick Madura, of Elgin, Illinois.
The mother of two was on a phone call to her father when she was attacked and killed by a black bear.
The Hurt family spotted the exhausted bear swimming on Marshmiller Lake during a fishing trip around sunset.
The 37-year-old woman had been hiking on the Fairy Falls Trail near Old Faithful on Monday when she came across two grizzly bears.
A white grizzly was spotted in Canadaian mountains with its sibling. Experts suspect the unusual coloring is the result of a recessive gene.
Bear is a 5-year-old rescue dog who has been trained to sniff out koalas as part of the ''Detection Dogs for Conservation" team at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
The footage was released by a film production company, who say it is likely the bear had spent winter in O Invernadeiro national park.
The National Park Service is preparing for the presence of bears by closing off certain sections of the park.
A New Jersey hunter set a new record, a panel confirmed earlier this month. The 700-pound bear was shot with a bow and arrow in Morris County last October.
Synevyr National Nature Park in southwest Ukraine have said bears in their care are struggling to hibernate during an abnormally warm December.
"I run to shut the front door in a panic. The momma bear opens our car, steals a box of full size candy bars," Brittany Magsig wrote on Facebook, describing the encounter.
The attack took place along the 33-mile long Chilkoot Trail, which crosses through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park into Canada.
"[The bear] busted through like 'The Shining,' which is ironic because the Stanley Hotel is like 20 minutes up the road," the store manager Nikko Garza told local media.
The demilitarized stretch of land acts as a buffer between North and South Korea, and has become a de facto wildlife sanctuary.
"This is unbearable! It could have been a grizzly situation!" one Facebook user joked under the California Highway Patrol Facebook post.
"You don't have the right! These animals are my children, you are taking away my children!" the zoo's owner said.
The cub has earned itself the nickname "Buckethead."
The bear has ripped up the inside of the car so thoroughly its doors weren't working.
A hotel in Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard received an unwelcome visitor and the governor had to fly by in a helicopter before the animal left.