Musician plays violin to soothe bears trying to break into home

Ben Hooper

Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Nevada resident who spotted a family of black bears trying to break into a house warded the animals off by having their nephew play for them on the violin.

A video posted to YouTube by ALB Tahoe shows the mother bear and her three cubs trying to find a way into a garage in Incline Village, on the shore of Lake Tahoe, when the filmer's nephew, safely inside a car, starts to play the violin for them.


The bears initially seem to ignore the music, but it eventually appears to have a calming influence and they leave the area.

The filmer said the music convinced the bears to "chill out."

"We happened upon this family of black bears in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe when our nephew, Mike Perroud begin to play his violin in an attempt to deter them from breaking into this vacant home," the video's description reads.

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