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Bear in second floor apartment — who you gonna call?

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From Avon, Colorado, Eagle River Fire Protection District firefighters were up early Saturday morning helping law enforcement chase a bear out of a second floor apartment. Below is the description on the department’s Facebook page and a warning about protecting yourself from hungry bears.

I have a different theory. This happens to be one who doesn’t use the woods and was just borrowing a bathroom.

Bears are out, and they are hungry! At approximately 4:45 this morning, Engine 7 (Avon) was dispatched to a service call for a report of a bear in the living room of a second floor apartment. The crew, with the assistance of Eagle County Sheriffs deputies, were able to chase off a small bear who had been rummaging through the refrigerator. The apartment’s resident locked himself in his bedroom until the bruin could be encouraged to vacate the premises. No injuries (to humans or bear) were reported.

ERFPD encourages everyone to keep your windows and doors secured, and ensure garbage and pet food aren’t left out to attract bears. Remember, a fed bear is a dead bear.

CO Eagle River bear in apartment 1


We don’t know exactly how the bear got there.

What we do know is that someone living in a second-story apartment in Avon had to lock himself in his bedroom until authorities were able to chase off a hungry bear that had been rummaging through his refrigerator early Saturday morning.

Members of the Eagle River Fire Protection District and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office helped get the bear back outside.

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