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Bear steals 33-pound package from Tennessee woman's porch

Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A Tennessee woman's home security camera was recording when a bear strolled up to her front porch and made off with a 33-pound package.

Robin Sutherland's Nest camera was recording at her Gatlinburg home when the bear approached her front porch and started sniffing and prodding at the package that had recently been delivered by FedEx.

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The video shows the bear eventually drag the 33-pound package away from the home.

Sutherland said she doesn't know what attracted the bear to the box, as it didn't contain anything the animal would be interested in eating.

"The only things in it were chemicals for my fish pond which were in plastic bottles," she told WBIR-TV. "I guess the bear's theory is 'steal now, open out of sight.'"

A Connecticut woman captured similar footage in August when a bear swiped a package from the porch of her Bristol home. Kristin Levine said the package, which contained a roll of toilet paper, was later recovered from a neighbor's yard.

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