Video: Bear raids Colorado freezer and eats over $ 600 worth of frozen meat | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA

from: Tare bits, Nexstar media cable

Posted: Dec 5, 2021 / 3:57 PM CST
Updated: Dec 5, 2021 / 3:57 PM CST

BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado (KDVR) – It’s got colder and bears are heading to hibernate for a long hibernation.

Well most of the bears are. Last month, a bear was caught on video doing last-minute winter shopping in a Colorado house just before midnight on October 7th.

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Amy Franklin, who captured the bear on her ring camera, said she accidentally forgot to close her garage door. When she went into the garage the next morning, it was quite a mess.

“Based on the videos, the bear was here for about an hour and a half, taking everything out of the freezer, including over $ 600 in frozen meat,” said Franklin, who added that this was not the first time she has captured bears her ring camera.

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In addition to eating hundreds of dollars in frozen meat, the bear ate all of Franklin’s frozen hot chocolate.

How to make your home bear-proof

  • Keep trash in a well-secured place.
  • Only dispose of the garbage on the morning of collection.
  • Clean the garbage cans regularly to keep them free of food odors; Ammonia is effective.
  • Use a bear-proof trash can or trash can.
  • Don’t leave animal feed or fodder outside.
  • Bird feeders are a major cause of conflict between bears and humans. Attract birds naturally with flowers and water baths. Do not hang bird feeders from April 15 to November 15.
  • Do not attract other wildlife by feeding them, such as: B. deer, turkeys or small mammals.
  • Don’t let bears feel comfortable in your home. When you see one, yell at them, throw things at them, make noise to scare them away.
  • Secure compost heap. Bears are attracted to the smell of decaying food.
  • Clean the grill after each use.
  • Clean up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck.
  • If you have fruit trees, don’t let the fruit rot on the ground.
  • If you have small livestock, keep the animals in a fully covered enclosure. If possible, build an electric fence. Do not store forage outdoors, keep the enclosures clean to minimize odors, hang rags soaked in ammonia and / or pine-sol around the enclosure.
  • If you have beehives, install an electric fence where it is allowed.
  • Talk to your neighbors and children about being bear conscious.
  • Keep garage doors closed.

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