A Bear For Breakfast

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

Two Collbran residents had an interesting morning on Friday, when they had a surprise visitor for breakfast, a black bear trying to get something to eat.
The five-foot tall bear tried to break into their home for a quick meal, and this beast was there to stay.
When Kurt Thompson was doing some work in his dining room this morning, something caught his eye.
"I saw a shadow on the floor," he says.
That shadow, a hungry black bear who was doing anything and everything to get into his home to eat.
He started going door to door to window to door," says Thompson who also mentioned this isn't the first time a bear has paid him a visit, but his normal shooing routine did not work as it normally does for this furry type of wildlife.
Thompson says he tried everything, "Yelled at him, clapped my hands, tried to scare him, but he didn't scare."
When the bear scared his wife half to death while washing her hands in the kitchen sink, he called the Department of Wildlife for help.
They came and shot rubber bullets at it until it ran off, only for the bear to come back for seconds just hours later.
This time it found what it was looking for, took some morning leftovers out of the trash, and headed back to the wild.
Hopefully for good.


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