A bear that broke into a Colorado Springs, Colorado home and spent 5 hours wandering the house and rummaging through the refrigerator was shot and killed by wildlife officers, according to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), Fox 21 News reported.
“The refrigerator is open and its beeping because the door’s been left [open] and all the food is just decimated all over the floor, It was really surprising to see. A bear standing on his legs walking around and opening a refrigerator like a human. I mean it’s really pretty amazing. He didn’t fumble around for the refrigerator door, he used it like I do," Chris O’Dubrhraic, owner of the Colorado home, told Fox 21 News.
The 375-pound bear was caught on camera walking through the home as O'Durharaic slept, which can be seen in multiple surveillance videos posted on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Twitter page.
“It sent a shiver up my spine to think that I had slept during the time he was walking around and investigating every room,” O’Dubrhraic said.
O'Dubrhraic called 911 after discovering the mess, and also contacted wildlife officials, who hunted the bear down that morning and shot and killed it.
“Unfortunately that bear has learned too much about bad behavior and we have to then put that bear down,” Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Corey Adler told Fox 21 News.
The bear is suspected to be the same one a woman in the neighborhood caught in her garage weeks earlier.
“It was unfortunate, we don’t like doing it, but for everyone safety that’s what we have to do,” said Adler.
A citizen has contacted CPW and offered to process the bear to feed the needy in the community.