An adventurous wild panda was spotted beside a road near a village in China’s north-western province of Shaanxi, reports People’s Daily Online.
A local farmer stumbled upon the adorable-looking creature and captured these photographs as the unperturbed bear feasted on bamboo.
Notorious for their laziness, particularly when it comes to the
impotent important issue of reproduction, this farmer was fortunate to catch the animated panda in a sprightly mood.
However, the farmer would still have been wise to keep his distance from the cuddly-looking thing. Despite having the most endearing appearance of any animal, a Gansu villager can attest to their ferocity after being maimed by a wild panda last year.
Nevertheless, we can’t help but swoon over any intrepid panda that strays near human civilisation. If you need convincing, just take a look at this hopelessly cute panda crossing the road in Sichuan last month.
By Liam Bourke