Surveillance video footage wearing to break in California. home
Bear is California home through the kitchen window.
A couple in California got an unexpected visitor earlier this month at an approximately 7-foot, 300 pound black bear in their house through the kitchen window.
“I still could not understand that [the bear] would fit in that” Lane Sykes, one of the residents of the South Lake Tahoe house, told KOLO8.
Sykes told the news station that he and Carole Scofield, who also lives in the house, left for about an hour with some friends. During that time, the black bear was able to squeeze his way through a small kitchen window that was left open.
“The doors were locked. We left the back window open, that is a small window; I have never thought that a bear could get in that window,” Skyes added.
Home surveillance footage shows the event unfold. One of the few friends said that they saw the bear in the kitchen, according to KOLO8.
“I thought she was joking,” Scofield said, but she saw that her friend looked “scared, very scared.”
Scofield told the news station they think that this is the second time that this same bear had broken into their house looking for food. The first time broke the door.
In total, the couple said that they had problems with bears at six different moments during the 20 years they have lived in South Lake Tahoe.
Lesa Johnston, with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told KOLO8 that bears normally rummage through garbage cans looking for food, but they are also, however, look elsewhere.
“At a particular point in the bears life, they get some kind of food reward by breaking into a cabin or a house, so they know that, so the problem will probably be repeated,” Johnston said.
“We are very happy,” Scofield said. “Burglaries, we were very happy. I know that a lot of people don’t. It is very, very expensive.”
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.