Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bear Demands Brownies

In literature the cute bears Paddington and Winnie the Pooh are always on the lookout for marmalade sandwiches and honey pots, respectively. Neither one is rude or capable of doing harm to anyone. The harshest thing that Paddington will do to you if you get on his nerves is give you a hard stare. But in real life bears are not small, cute and cuddly. They don't ask politely for what they want. And what they want apparently isn't marmalade but brownies. A woman in Connecticut was baking brownies when one of the local fauna apparently caught the scent of the chocolate goodness and decided it wanted some.  AVON, CT (WFSB) -
Avon residents called police after a bear tried to get into a home this weekend and one neighbor got the whole incident on camera. Neighbors talking to 911 dispatch stated that the bear was trying to gain access into a home on Stagecoach Road. "My neighbor across the street just came over in a panic. She's a little old lady, screaming that a bear got on the back porch and is slamming on her glass door," one call to 911 stated.

Members of Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were not called to the scene. They said a bear "spent considerable time on a deck and was reluctant to leave." This incident was especially terrifying for the female homeowner who was baking brownies as the bear pressed up against her glass door.

"We have a bear attempting to get into a house and he's not afraid of noise, screaming or yelling or pounding," Avon resident Bob Belfiore said when he called 911. DEEP said a neighbor, who was later identified as Belfiore, rushed to help his neighbor get the bear to go away. The animal made its way onto the deck's railing before standing up and peering in.

"Though it looks cute on the railing, this bear was angry about not being able to get at the food," Belfiore said.  At one point, the bear was able to open up the screen door but thankfully couldn't manage to open the glass slider. Belfiore told Eyewitness News this bear was persistent.

WFSB 3 Connecticut
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