Bear sighting in local man’s backyard

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- One local man came home to find bears roaming through his backyard, and getting into food he had set out for birds.

Jarod Stone says he was just casually walking into his backyard Friday night at around 10 p.m., when he saw two shadows.

Stone who lives near Orchard Mesa says he took a closer look with a flashlight and noticed two bears eating the food from his bird-feeders.

The video he shared shows the the two bears. One is standing tall eating from the bird feeder and the other is in the corner eating bird seeds from the ground.

Stone was able to stand on his deck and film 17 minutes worth of video, when the bears finally decided to leave.

"Well they ripped the one down from the tree. I got them strung over the tree to keep the racoons away from them. And then that one, they just grabbed it and pulled and pulled, and knocked the tubes out of it and ate all the bird seed. They were laying down in the grass and eating the seed. It was almost cute if it wasn't scary,” says Grand Junction Resident Jarod Stone.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is warning people to make sure they don't feed bears, and to make sure that their trash is secured.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus