BEARTOPIA — We're no strangers to bear videos here at KSL.com's "Have You Seen This?" column.
If you've been reading our articles for a little while, you probably know KSL.com Contributor John Clyde is fighting the good fight against the Bearpocalypse that seemingly looms closer with every YouTube upload. Don't tell John, but based on this video, I think we might be losing the fight.
The video was taken Nov. 9 in Monrovia, California, a city that seems to have more than its fair share of daring, hungry bears. In this particular video, a man peers through a glass door to the other side of his living room where some hungry bears have just taken up residence.
Now, bear encounters while hiking in the wild? Sure, that's scary, but on some level it's to be expected. Bears live in the wild! You are entering their turf, you're coming into their house, so you've got to be prepared.
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I can even deal with bears outside suburban homes. These guys are getting brave, we know that. But we also have to hope that the barriers we put up to protect ourselves, aka houses, will do us some good. But apparently not, as you can see in the video as the man attempts to shoo the bear out of his home while the bear gleefully spills cat food all over the place and his two bear friends cheer him on from the doorway.
To be fair, it also looks like the man had left his sliding back door open and the bears probably saw that as an opportunity for revenge like "hey, you go hiking through my home all the time, I'm just here for payback."
Regardless, seeing a bear inside your house has to be unsettling and I'm very impressed with how calm this guy remains as he gets the bears to move outside.