A couple from Connecticut were given quite the surprise when a bear arrived at the back door of their home.
Charlie Whitney snapped several pictures of the big brown animal as she baked brownies in the kitchen nearby.
But it wasn’t just a fleeting visit, the bear continued to try and get into the home for almost half an hour, before deciding to give up.
A couple from Connecticut were given quite a shock when they found a bear at their deck door
The animal was caught peering in through the patio window of the home before jumping on top of the wooden railings to get a better view.
It then began to pressed its head up against the window and continued to lurk around on the outdoor deck before finally deciding to give up.
‘Sometimes I let my dogs out in the back and do their thing. But now that seemed pretty aggressive and i may have to rethink letting my dogs out unsupervised,’ said Mrs Whitney to NBC4.
Although the pictures of the bear look cute, neighbors told WFSB it was actually quite frightening for those inside the home at the time.
The bear hovered outside on the deck for half an hour and seemed desperate to get inside
‘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.
‘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 made the call. ‘Though it looks cute on the railing, this bear was angry about not being able to get at the food,’ Belfiore said to WFSB.
Members of Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were not called to the scene
At one point it even stood on top of some wooden railings to get a better view
It’s just one of several bear sightings in the Avon area, about ten miles west of Hartford.
Although it is not unusual to have bears wandering around rural properties, the persistence of this bear is unsettling to residents and such occurrences are only becoming more common as the bear population grows.
‘We do get calls about bears walking in peoples’ yards or crossing the street almost daily. However, those calls we would not categorize as a ‘nuisance bear,’ Avon Police Lt. Kelly Walsh said to WFSB.