A Colorado Springs, Colorado, man trapped himself in his bedroom and called the cops after seeing a bear enter his home just before noon Monday.
The bear fled the home before police reached the scene. After looking over the property, Division of Wildlife workers have determined that screens with honeycomb left by the homeowner’s trash can may have lured the bear to the owner’s yard, and then inside his home.
Homeowner Griffin Smith told 11 News that it was his cat who first alerted him to the bear’s presence.
“So I woke up and went to the kitchen…I saw my cat on the counter completely puffed up..I looked over and saw a bear, a really big bear up to my stomach, in the kitchen by the dog food bowl.”
Smith grabbed his dog and went immediately to his bedroom.
“It didn’t follow me…it didn’t seem to notice me..I just yelled out of my room every once in awhile, called the house phone to try to scare it away…I just heard it shuffling around in the kitchen.”