Animals

This Family Woke Up To A Black Bear Sleeping In Their Closet

Can you imagine?!

Goldilocks was nowhere to be found, but one bear found a place to sleep that was just right: the top shelf of a closet.

Unfortunately, the owners of the home where he stopped off for a snooze were less than enthusiastic about his visit, which they woke up to on Friday morning.

The roly-poly fellow ended up being relocated by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to a more appropriate napping spot outdoors.

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According to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, police were alerted to the uninvited guest’s presence on June 21. The initial call was about “a bear stuck inside a home,” but this bear’s actual trouble was a little sillier.

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He wasn’t just trapped in a house. He had climbed up onto the empty top shelf of a closet and seemed to be unable to get down. Check out this picture of his predicament:

Here is a video of the dazed-looking bear being woken up and trying to figure out what is going on. Frankly, he handled the interruption to his nap a lot better than I would have:

Bears apparently don’t respond too kindly to “Shoo!” — or to overtures by the police.

“When deputies knocked on the window, the bear was not the least bit impressed,” the Facebook post said. “He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door. Eventually, deputies were able to unlock the door in hopes he would hop down and leave. However, their attempts were only met with more big bear yawns.”

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Wild Black Bear in the summertime, Banff and Jasper National Park Alberta Canada
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