Bear makes a mess out of California bathroom

By Ben Hooper
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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A bear that became trapped inside a restroom at California park trashed the inside of the facility and even used it for its intended purpose -- but missed the toilet.

Kathleen Ricci, a host at Nojoqui Falls Park near Gaviota, said the bear opened the door to the public restroom Monday night and somehow managed to lock the door behind itself.


Ricci posted photos to Facebook showing the bear standing atop stall doors in an attempt to escape through a small window 8 feet off the ground.

"Man, this bear had some amazing balance," Ricci told

She said the bear tore through the metal mesh window screen and escaped before law enforcement officers could attempt to help it.

Ricci said the bear left behind plenty of evidence of its time in the restroom.

"He made a mess in that bathroom," she said.

She said the "mess" included dropping a load of feces that unfortunately did not make it into a toilet.

"I guess Bears don't just s*** in the woods!" she wrote on Facebook.


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