The bear had swum almost 100 meters until it was noticed by the official, who was on a barge. Frightened by the barge horn, the bear swam back to Estonia.
However, when the barge moved away, the bear reentered Russian territory, swimming to Ivangorod, some 160 kilometers west of Russia's St. Petersburg, before later swimming back to Estonia.
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