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Sep 28, 2009 11:08 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Bear trashes home in Green Mountain Falls

A screen, a window frame, and a refrigerator aren't enough to keep a black bear from dinner. 

Monday, a black bear tore through a screen, demolished the window and its frame, and pushed a large refrigerator out of the way to get to the food inside a cabin in Green Mountain Falls.  No one was home at the time, but the bear did quite a bit of damage and left a big mess for the cabin owners.

Bears are nothing new to people who live in Green Mountain Falls, but this year, the bears are getting aggressive.

"Usually they're just in the dumpsters, in the trash cans, and so on, but they seemed to have migrated into going into the cabins now," says Green Mountain Falls Marshal Randy Ford. "We've had several cabins now with a lot of damage as a result of the bears entering."

Ford says he's had only one call of a person at home at the time a bear came inside the living room.  The woman managed to chase the bear away without any injuries.

Ford says the area has plenty of berries for the bears to eat, but the bears are getting ready to hibernate, and they're looking for any extra calories.  He says he urges home owners to buy bear-proof trash cans to keep the damage to a minimum.

 

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