Sleepy Bear Decides Homeowners' Closet Is Just Right For A Nap
"He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door."
Forget coffee. These homeowners in Montana experienced a morning jolt that'd be hard to beat.
Last week, they were stirred from slumber at around 5 a.m. by the sound of an intruder. The uninvited visitor had somehow made his way inside their Missoula residence, where he then got comfortable.
It was a bear — and apparently, this closet was just right for sleeping.
The homeowners dialed for help, of course. But after authorities from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office arrived, they found the bear was none too eager to have his nap be interrupted.
He'd even managed to lock the door to the room where the closet was located.
"When deputies knocked on the window, the bear was not the least bit impressed," the sheriff's office wrote. "He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door."
The deputies had an uncooperative individual on their hands, but the dozing bear had them thoroughly charmed regardless.
They found time to snap photos with him before making their next move.
Surely, the bear would skedaddle on his own when his sleeping spot got breached, right? Wrong.
"Eventually, deputies were able to unlock the door in hopes he would hop down and leave," officials said. "However, their attempts were only met with more big bear yawns."
Here's video of the deputies reaching the sleepy bear (who could clearly use just, like, five more minutes, please):
Clearly, sleep is what the bear wanted — and sure enough, he got it.
Rather than risk injuring themselves or the animal by wrangling him from the closet, deputies reached out to wildlife authorities. They tranquilized the bear so he could be safely relocated.
Here he is now, enjoying those Zs he'd been after:
Perhaps when the bear finally awoke again, far from the spot he'd settled in, the events of that morning — the closet, the cops, the commotion — all seemed like some strange, lucid dream. In any case, it's safe to say that he wound up being the most well-rested of any character involved in this wild incident.
"The homeowners were glad he was removed in good health, but won’t soon forget when this intruder came looking for the bear necessities!" the sheriff's office wrote.