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A Colorado police department reported that late in the night a hungry bear broke into a home looking for food and when they arrived to remove the bear it smashed through the wall of the home to get away.
Freaked out and cornered, it apparently didn’t have any another other option than to make a massive new exit. The officers posted pictures of the incident to the Estes Park Police Department Facebook page warning people to close and lock all their doors.
“For your safety, and the lives of these bears, PLEASE close and lock ALL windows and doors to your house and vehicles. Make it a routine to check everything is closed up before you go to bed or leave the house to do errands.”
A bear blasting a hole in the side of the house may be a new one to some but living so close to the Rocky Mountains it’s nothing new to hear about bears breaking into homes, dumpsters and even opening up car doors.
EPPD stated, “Bears are so habituated to receiving food from vehicles that some are going car to car seeing if they are unlocked, even if they don’t see or smell food.”
Bears are incredibly smart and can smell any amount of food from a great distance. Luckily no one was hurt during the encounter, including the bear. Always remember to contact the authorities if you’re ever in a situation like this.