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Bear-ly got enough sleep last night

Well, this was a first. We had a visit from a bear last night at 2am. I’m not used to it so I have no problem admitting that I was a bit scared. [Edit for clarity - we are in Colorado for two weeks to escape the Houston heat.]

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Photo: It’s like the door was bear-ly there...
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That 2x4 was in place as a crossbar, but instead of figuring out how to lift it, he just broke down the door. The trash can lids have a pin with a cotter pin locking them closed, so he (or she) just pried a paw in between the lid and the can.

I wasn’t able to get a picture, mostly because I was not thinking straight and my biggest concern was making sure the bear didn’t try to come into the house. He looked to be about 3-4 feet high when on all fours. Pretty sure it was a black bear, since I was frantically searching for what to do on my iPad. Found a page that gave the distinguishing features between brown and black bears.

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Have to call the property management company this morning and see what they want to do. Oh well, makes for an interesting story since there was no real harm done.

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