When Tom Brady went down to the woods on Independence Day, he was in for a big surprise – and we mean BIG!

The New England Patriots quarterback was enjoying the Fourth of July at his private getaway home in Montana when he came across a bear at the edge of the woods.

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Brady shared a video of the encounter on his Instagram page, and it’s clear from his reaction that he was super excited about seeing the beautiful animal up close.

“There’s a bear!” he exclaims as he inches closer to the grizzly.

The meeting is brief, though, as the bear slowly wanders away back into the woods. Still, Brady couldn’t seem more happy with his brush with nature.

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Perhaps he picked up some tips for when the Patriots take on Chicago Bears in October!

Watch the video of GOAT meets Bear above.