A family was shocked after discovering a giant bear that made itself at home as he started living under their house without an invitation.
The incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California, back in November when a family reported a huge bear making its way inside the crawl space underneath their house.
As the bear was looking for a place to spend the winter at, the tight and cozy space beneath the family house in question must have looked very inviting.
“Crawl spaces are perfect because they’re cave-like. They’re dark, they’re quiet, they’re dry, they’re safe — they’re just absolutely perfect, so if a bear finds an opening, they go in and go, ‘Oh wow, this is great!’ In the winter we deal with it pretty much every day,” Ann Bryant of BEAR League said in an interview with The Dodo.
After Bryant promised the couple to take care of the situation, the husband and wife decided to close the gap beneath their home thinking that the bear had already left on its own because it stopped making sounds.
However, the unusual visitor made himself heard again at night.
“During the night he heard him and he was horrified because he realized, ‘Oh no, I locked him in there,’” Bryant added.
On the next day, the BEAR League executive director visited the couple so that they could evict the giant mammal together.
“The people were just wonderful, they were so sweet. They didn’t want anything bad to happen to the bear, they were worried about him and they felt so bad for locking him under there,” Bryant expressed.
“He poked his head out and I said, ‘He’s coming out!’ I backed out enough so the bear wasn’t afraid of me. He stood there first wondering, ‘What do I do, what do I do?’ And then he ran!”
As Bryant confirmed after the incident, she immediately recognized the bear because she has allegedly known him for years.
“We’ve known him for a really long time. He loves the local Mexican restaurants — he gets into their dumpsters,” she said.
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