A Connecticut man came home to a wild fright over the weekend and spotted a bear in his kitchen, and although he scared the animal away, it returned the next day.
Bill Priest was working outside his West Hartford home around 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning when he walked in only to find the black-mantled bear.
“Go on! This way, go! Get out of here!” Priest said in a video that he filmed and captured the bear slowly and reluctantly walking out of the house.
priest tells NBC Connecticut the creature hasn’t taken or broken anything. The bear entered through the front and broke down the screen door to the front entrance, he said.
But Sunday’s sighting wasn’t the first time the bear had wandered Priest’s property. He said he first saw the bear break into his garage fridge last week.
“I mean, I don’t care, run around the yard as much as you want, but now you’ve crossed the line,” Priest told NBC Connecticut.
Sunday wasn’t the last time the bear stopped by either.
At 5:30 a.m. Monday, Priest heard noises at the front door.
“I thought it was my wife just checking the front and looking around but turns out it was him [the bear] was here,” said Priest.
Priest contacted the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and a crew came to his home to set a trap to humanely capture the bear with plans to relocate the animal.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/connecticut-man-captures-moment-discovers-bear-kitchen-rcna41105 A Connecticut man captures the moment he spots a bear in his kitchen