Black Bear Raids Fridge of California Home, Eats Taco Meat and Two Pints of Ice Cream
OutdoorHub Reporters 08.21.19
Forget about Friday, and don’t even try me with hump day. Everybody knows the best day of the week is taco Tuesday, and there’s a black bear in northern California who wholeheartedly agrees.
Two teenagers were at home watching TV late at night, when they started hearing footsteps and other sketchy sounds coming from the kitchen. Thinking somebody may have broke into the house, the two teens carefully went to take a look, and discovered they were in a real-life Goldilocks story. There stood a black bear rummaging through the fridge of the family’s cabin in Truckee, California at roughly 12:30 a.m.
“I heard footsteps, and then I heard Tupperware being opened really loudly and aggressively,” 15-year-old Hayes Sherman reportedly said. “The fridge started to beep because it was open too long.”
The black bear crushed an entire Tupperware container full of taco meat, two pints of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and some crackers to top it all off.
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, one of the teenagers called 911 from a downstairs bedroom while he and his friend held the door closed as the bear repeatedly tried to open it.
Upon arrival, Deputy Prero saw the bear inside the house and communicated with the homeowner in an upstairs window.
After a brief discussion, Prero determined the bear entered the home through an unlocked garage door. She then opened the front door, and the bear walked out into the driveway. Deputy Prero fired a round from her shotgun, which successfully scared the bear away from the residence.
“Deputies have responded to many bear related calls in the Tahoe area the last couple of weeks and want to remind our home owners and visitors to lock their car doors and all residence doors,” the Sheriff Office wrote on Facebook. “Additionally, don’t leave any food in cars. Bears have a very keen sense of smell and will find it, even behind locked car doors!”
A Nest security camera inside the house was recording while the bear dove into his late night snacks, and you can watch it below: