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Bear Busts Through Home's Wall Like 'Kool-Aid Man'

It fled Colorado home when cops arrived
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2019 1:05 AM CDT
Police shared this photo of the hole the bear made in the home's wall.   (Estes Park Police Department)

(Newser) – A black bear apparently attracted by the smell of garbage made its way into a Colorado home, police say—and it left a large hole in the wall on its way out. When officers arrived Friday, the bear "forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the 'Kool-Aid Man,'" the Estes Park Police Department said in a Facebook post. The home was vacant at the time, reports the BBC. It's not clear how the bear made its way into the home, but police shared a reminder from Colorado Parks and Wildlife for homeowners to close and lock all windows and doors in their homes and vehicles at night. "Please do your part to keep bears wild," Parks and Wildlife said. "Bears are extremely smart, which means we all have to be too." (This bear "drove" a car down a hill after getting stuck inside.)

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