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Bear breaks into British Columbia home, terrifies family

A meeting between a human and a bear can end tragically (illustrative photo)
A meeting between a human and a bear can end tragically (illustrative photo)
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10:32 AM EDT, June 7, 2024

A mother, her daughter, and her daughter's friend were terrified when they heard loud noises coming from another room. When they realized a bear was demolishing their home, they barricaded themselves in the bedroom and called 911. Photos have surfaced online showing the state of their home after the wild intruder visited.

The incident occurred in a home in Rossland, British Columbia, about 240 miles east of Vancouver.

Bear demolishes Canadian home

When she heard the noise, the homeowner was putting her nine-year-old daughter and her friend to bed. She quickly realized that the source was a bear that had entered the house.

Like many Canadians, the woman had not locked the door. The bear took advantage of the situation and entered the house for food. The animal, however, could not find its way out and, in distress, began demolishing everything in its path.

The wild animal wrecked several rooms—breaking furniture, tearing up carpets, and throwing food out of the refrigerator. The terrified mother, her daughter, and her friend barricaded themselves in the bedroom and called 911. When the police arrived, they opened the front door, and the bear fled.

Photos showing the state of the house after the unwelcome guest's visit have been posted on social media.

Land of bears

British Columbia is known as the land of bears. It doesn't matter where you live or spend your free time; even in urban areas, you will be close to bears and their places, as the British Columbia Ministry of Environment has warned for 30 years.

Every year, the media publishes stories from residents whose trash cans have been destroyed by bears or whose tents have been broken into. The British Columbia authorities remind us that these animals need a lot of food, and once they realize that trash cans and pantries mean food, they remember it for a long time.

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