A family in Missoula woke up to find an unexpected visitor snoozing in their closet – a black bear! Deputies of the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office responded to an early-morning call about a black bear found sleeping in a family’s home recently.
Despite their best efforts, the officers couldn’t get in to remove the giant ɪɴᴛʀᴜᴅᴇʀ, because the bear had somehow managed to deadbolt the room from inside.
When officers tapped on the window in an attempt to wake up the unwanted house-guest, the bear just “yawned” sleepily at them, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said. It appeared to be an early morning wake-up call for the animal after a night spent “ripping the room ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ” in the Butler Creek home in the US state of Montana.
The Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook : “When deputies arrived, they discovered this black bear had opened the door to the mudroom of this residence and somehow managed to deadbolt the door from inside.
“After being unable to leave, the bear began ripping the room ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ but then decided he was tired and climbed up into the closet for a nap.
“When deputies knocked on the window, the bear was not the least bit impressed. He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door.
Undeterred, the deputies attempted to get the bear to leave on his own volition. “Eventually, deputies were able to unlock the door in hopes he would hop down and leave,” the post went on to describe. “However, their attempts were only met with more big bear yawns.”
It seemed the bear was in no hurry to leave. Delegates were forced to seek help from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to managed to tranquilise and relocate the bear. He got a much longer nap than he probably was planning on taking but it was for the best.
The owners were grateful when the bear was taken away in good health. The sheriff’s office said: “This is another good reason to lock up, as we also have unconfirmed reports that he tried two other closets before he decided this one was juuuuuust right (kidding)! But seriously, lock up!”