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Surveillance Video: Bear rummages through Broadmoor Bluffs home

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A surveillance camera captured a bear break into a home and open the fridge to have a snack on July 4, 2017 A surveillance camera captured a bear break into a home and open the fridge to have a snack on July 4, 2017

A bear broke into a home in the Broadmoor Bluffs neighborhood Monday night, and surveillance cameras captured it all.

The 375-pound bear entered the home through an open window on the first floor of the house around 11 p.m.

The bear found the kitchen, opened the refrigerator, and ate the food inside for more than 20 minutes before moving on to the cabinets. Another camera captured the bear walking down the hallway and peeking into bedrooms.

The homeowner said the bear was inside of his home for about five hours before it busted down the front door to leave. It also overturned several garbage cans on the way out.

The man, who was sleeping upstairs at the time, didn't wake up from all the commotion.

Hours later, Colorado Parks and Wildlife euthanized the bear Tuesday morning, shortly after it was spotted on the front porch of another home further down the street.

Parks and Wildlife began actively hunting the bear after it broke into the home. Officers said it posed a significant threat to people and pets because it entered a home and let itself back outside.

Neighbors living in the Broadmoor Bluffs area reported numerous bear sightings over the last week.

A Colorado Springs family found one rummaging through their garage freezer last weekend.

News 5 viewer John sent us a picture of a bear standing on its hind legs in front of the open freezer inside his garage. John said they were unloading the truck after a camping trip, when the animal came in took a package of frozen bratwursts, ate it in their backyard and then left.

Last week a woman in the same neighborhood reported a bear followed her into the garage as she came home. She tried to scare the bear away by yelling and honking the horn, but it did not appear fearful.

The homeowner was able to get the bear out by slowly backing up her car, then closing the garage door.

Before that incident, another homeowner reported a bear that got into a garage freezer to grab ice cream and M&Ms.

He then took it outside, and ate the entire thing.

Gouger said the same thing happened to one of her neighbors earlier this week, but that time the bear went for the vanilla ice cream.

For more information on how to stay bear aware, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

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