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Family holds on to their guts as hungry bear pulls down the window and tries to break into their house

“Chase!” Family holding on to their guts and seeing a hungry bear after pulling down a window trying to break into their house

  • A bear attempted to break into a family home in Mammoth Lakes, California on July 1
  • Christian Pondella tried to ‘chase’ the bear away when he broke his window
  • Mr. Pondella filmed the bear’s attempt to break in, telling him to ‘go away’

A man came face to face with a hungry bear and bravely told him to “go away” while trying to break into his house.

A 17-month-old bear pulled down the window at a family home in Mammoth Lakes, California while looking for food.

Christian Pondella filmed the attempted robbery on July 1 and showed him holding onto his guts as the animal stares at him through the uncovered window.

Christian Pondella filmed the bear staring at him through the window of his home in Mammoth Lakes, California on July 1.

The bear pulled the window down

The bear pulled the window down

Christian Pondella filmed the bear staring at him through the window of his house in Mammoth Lakes, California on July 1, before pulling him down

The bear pokes his entire head through the window after pulling the screen down, and Mr. Pondella bravely walks over to the animal and yells “get out.”

The animal looks at him, but refuses to move and uses his paws to hold the window down.

You can hear his kids scream “hey, shoo!” participate in their father’s attempts to get rid of the hungry animal.

The bear, standing on its hind legs, puts both its front legs on the window and casually looks at the inside of the house.

You hear someone gasp as a woman politely says to the animal, “please go down.”

Mr. Pondella said that in the end he was able to let the bear leave his property because the animal refused to move through the video.

The bear puts his head through the window

The bear puts his head through the window

The bear puts his head through the window. Mister Pondella shouted “go away” and “shout” at the bear

The animal looks at him, but refuses to move and uses his paws to hold the window down

The animal looks at him, but refuses to move and uses his paws to hold the window down

The animal looks at him, but refuses to move and uses his paws to hold the window down

The bear visited Mr. Pondella’s neighborhood in Mammoth Lakes since spring and has been looking for food at his home at least three times.

Mr. Pondella said, “He is a 17-month-old bear that weaned from his mother recently, so he is looking for easy food.

“He’s probably been fed somewhere in a neighborhood near us, so he’s kept looking for more.”

He added that bears and other wildlife are common in the area as he and his family live near mountains.

Mr Pondella said that the bears are not aggressive towards people, but wander occasionally through the neighborhoods and campsites in search of food.

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