Bear squeezes into California home to steal cat food

By Ben Hooper  |  Nov. 10, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A California couple whose home has been frequented by a family of bears captured video of the moment one of the animals came inside for cat food.

Jenny Mark said the mother bear and cubs have visited her Monrovia home three times during the past two weeks, and on Thursday two of the cubs came inside the home.

"We always leave our slider cracked open about five inches to let my cats go in and out," Mark told KTLA-TV. "We had a wood piece made to go in the bottom of the slider so you can't get the door open -- they managed to both squeeze in."

A video captured by Mark's husband features him attempting, from the safety of another glass door, to convince one of the cubs to stop eating the cat food and get out of the house. The mother bear and another cub can be seen watching the scene from outside.

Mark said the bears eventually wandered back outside on their own.

"It was pretty terrifying for my husband," Mark told CBS Los Angeles, "But, you know, this is where we live, and we love the wildlife -- and, you know, it's pretty exciting when you get to see it."

Mark said the bears didn't cause any serious damage inside the home.

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