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‘Very Polite Bear’ Breaks Into 5 California Homes, Steals Frozen Chicken

On Thursday, a “very polite” but very unexpected intruder broke into five homes in Southern California.

The large animal broke into Laurie DeBolt’s home looking for meat, DeBolt said.

Police used pepper balls and loud horns to chase the hungry bear, which had been ravaging the Sierra Madre area, back into the woods, WCJB reported. report.

“It was a very docile bear. It didn’t do any harm,” DeBolt said, recalling how the bear entered through the screen door and headed straight for the freezer.

“The bear opened the freezer and took out the chicken. My neighbor filmed the bear running away with the chicken dangling from its mouth,” the homeowner added. “The bear was so startled by the police that it dropped the chicken, so the police returned the frozen chicken to me.”

In total, the bear spent about two hours breaking into four homes and garages searching for food.

City officials told local media that no one was injured in the sudden encounter with the wild animal.

Bear sightings are not uncommon in the San Gabriel Valley foothills, but local residents remain concerned.

“I don’t feel threatened by them, but I wish it were different,” DeBolt said.

“I respect them but I don’t want them near me. They belong in the wild and not living in our trash cans and stuff in our fridges.”

On June 4th, a local man was shocked by a visit from a curious little bear who wandered in through his back door.

Footage recorded by Jason Wightman and obtained by ABC7 shows the moment he stops washing dishes and says, “Bear, get out of my house!”

As the bear turned and walked away, Wightman noticed another bear peeking out from the brush.

“Is it just you two? I can see you there,” the man says in the video.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is seeking more help from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to tackle a growing bear problem.

“First, we’re encouraging the state to have wildlife experts on the ground so they can respond in real time when there are sightings,” Superintendent Katherine Burger said. Said ABC7.