Don’t look down! A massive bear hangs from the side of the Colorado house in a daring attempt to escape, before deciding the drop is too high and returning the way it entered
- A Colorado brown bear arrived as an uninvited guest at a man’s home while he was at work
- The man’s neighbors recorded the bear swinging from a second story window of the house as he decided if he could jump
- Eventually, the bear decided there was a better way out and snuck into the house he had broken into to get out on the first floor.
A bear broke into a Colorado home last week and spent several minutes trying to execute a daring escape through a second-story window.
The large tan bear was spotted prowling around the place by a neighbor, who caught much of the fluffy creature’s excursion on video.
Heidi Hannah realized her neighbor wasn’t home the moment the bear entered the Steamboat Springs greenhouse and called the police for help.
To enter the house, the bear ripped open a ground floor window and forced its way through the house before attempting to escape to the top floor.
For several minutes, the unexpected visitor dangled out of the window, attempting to fall to the ground, but ultimately decided the fall was too far and instead chose to come back inside and exit through his entry point. initial before disappearing into the woods.
The unexpected visitor to the Steamboat Springs residence spent several minutes wondering if he would be able to jump from the second story window.
The bear spent several minutes hanging from the window, swinging
Ryan MacFarlane, the owner of the invaded home, said he learned of his uninvited guest while he was at work.
He told Fox31 that the bear “got his nails in there and just opened that window, and came in and helped himself to my pork chops that I took out for dinner that night. , pulled out snacks from the pantry and knocked over the plants – nothing too crazy.’
The owner said: “I was really looking forward to getting there, and the thought crossed my mind that there would be thousands and thousands of dollars in damage. And that was not the case this time.
The interior damage, MacFarlane said, wasn’t that extensive and he eventually said he was “grateful” the bear “was a respectful guest.”
Inside the house, the brown bear grabbed some pork chops, snacks from the cupboard, and managed to mistakenly lock himself in a bathroom for a while.
A representative from Colorado Parks and Wildlife said now is the time of year when bears start to come out.
They are mostly seen during the fall months, when they are trying to build muscle for the winter.
The representative said bears are generally opportunistic and, when in search of food, will often opt for the most accessible and satiating option available.
Eventually, the wild animal decided the jump was too risky and started climbing up through the bedroom window.
The bear returned, where a policeman had left the bedroom door open
And the bear got down and out the same window he broke through
The key to preventing unwanted falls from hungry bears is to practice habits that keep wildlife away from residential areas.
Some of these practices include: locking bins, ensuring all windows and doors are closed, and generally ensuring food is not easily accessible to wildlife – in some cases this may include gardens.
CPW also recommends thoroughly cleaning barbecue grates after each use, picking fruit before it ripens, cleaning fallen fruit from fruiting plants, and removing anything that could cause an odor from your vehicle, including air fresheners and coolers.