THE hilarious moment a little boy ran for his life after being told there was a bear in the woods has been captured on video.
Alfie Young, four, from Musselburgh, East Lothian, was out on a ‘bear-hunt’ with his cousins last weekend when he got the fright of his life and made a dash for it.
His uncle, Ronnie, had told the boys that he thought he could hear a bear in the woods next the path they were using at Vogrie Country Park in Gorebridge, Midlothian.
The video shows all three boys standing on a woodland path and looking excited as they are asked “what are we doing today?”
The camera pans to the right to show the wooded area next to them.
Ronnie can be heard asking: “Did you hear one? Did you hear one in there?”
The camera pans back to the boys to reveal there are now only two of them – and Alfie is missing.
The camera turns again and find Alfie, running as fast as he can and already some distance from the group.
Ronnie can be heard shouting: “Alfie, come back. I’m only joking.”
Alfie’s mum, Laura Young, 32, revealed that Alfie kept running and was eventually found hiding behind a tree.
She said: “We were out at the park with my brother and his kids. My brother decided to take the boys on a ‘bear hunt’.
“Just before the video, he had spotted some poo on the path and told the boys that it must be bear poo.
“Then a bit further down he told them that he could see one in the woods and Alfie was off.”
She continued: “He was off like a whippet. My brother eventually caught up with him hiding behind a tree a few yards down the path.
“I was just reduced to tears with laughter when I saw it. It’s such a funny video.
“Alfie’s a wee scaredy-cat anyway. A few weeks earlier he was scared because I told him we’d be looking for fairies.”
Social media users were equally amused by the clip when it surfaced online.
Odette Lavaggio said: “Absolutely brilliant. Wee Alfie is like, ‘nah, not for me big man, i’m off!”
Kirsty Wilson commented: “Never laughed so hard in my life. Got laughter tears. Poor wee boy proper legged it!”
Whilst Kristofer Bates said: “Proud of you Alfie, I would have done the same.”