A hungry bear tried to crawl into a woman’s Washington home through her doggie door, according to video of the attempted break-in.
North Bend resident Amy Hold discovered the large bear snooping around for a snack on her back porch around 10 p.m. Wednesday night after catching the furry visitor on a security camera.
“The video is completely entertaining, but also makes me a little worried about waking up in bed with the bear next to me,” Holt told KOMO.
Footage Holt posted online showed the bear carefully climbing onto the porch fencing and standing on its two hind legs, sniffing around.
It then gets down onto the porch and peeks through a window.
The bruin, who had visited the home before, can be seen sniffing around the back door and sticking its snout — and giant paws — repeatedly through the doggie door flap.
After pawing at the door a few more times, the defeated bear climbed off the porch and sauntered into the darkness, the clip shows.
Holt said that her two large dogs did absolutely nothing as the bear tried to bust in.
“Our dogs never barked, even though he was making quite a bit of noise with the doggie door,” she wrote in the social media post.
“We keep yelling at him and making noise, but it doesn’t seem to faze him much,” she added.
Holt and her husband are used to wildlife in their rural community and believe a birdfeeder left outside could have triggered the bear’s curiosity.
“We have had bears caught on our security cameras in the past, but they have never been a nuisance,” Holt added. “We typically bring our bird feeders in at night to not tempt them, and we keep our garbage secured in our garage.”
She said she would try and do better to secure food and garbage — and urged her neighbors to do the same.
“If the bears have nothing available to eat, they will move along,” Holt said. “We don’t want bears having to be put down because they become a nuisance.”