Bear locks itself in Montana home

Cheryl Sanders
June 25, 2019

Upon arriving at the property in Butler Creek police discovered that a black bear had been sleeping in a wardrobe after apparently locking itself into a room in the home.

The bruin was unimpressed by the arrival of Missoula County sheriff's deputies early Friday.


Sheriff's officials wrote, in a Facebook post, that deputies responded at 5:45 a.m.to a call that a bear opened the door of the house and somehow locked the deadbolt from inside.

Police said that after they knocked on the window to wake it up the bear could be heard yawning. "He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door".


Officials were able to unlock the door, but failed to get the bear to leave.

"The homeowners were glad he was removed in good health, but won't soon forget when this intruder came looking for the bear necessities", the sheriff's office reported. But, their efforts were just met with bear yawns.


Officials from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks arrived and tranquilized the bear so it could be relocated. Before joining Weird News Ledger, Jessica worked as a national political reporter for Postmedia News.

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