A Connecticut woman was in her kitchen baking brownies when she heard a thump against her screen door — and turned around to find a very unexpected visitor trying to get in.
A young bear was standing on her porch, peering through the glass, hoping to be invited inside. The bear probably smelled the brownies being prepared and decided to see if the woman might be willing to share some with him.
The bear was so eager to get inside that at one point he pulled himself up onto the woman's porch railing ...
... and stood on it to try and find a way in. Or maybe he hoped he'd be easier to notice that way. Clearly, this bear is a HUGE fan of brownies.
The woman was of course a little scared of the overly eager bear, and eventually got her neighbor, Bob Belfiore, to see if he could come and help her gently scare the bear away.
"He actually left the kitchen area and went to the second set of doors off the deck," Belfiore told WFSB. "And tried those and then went to the third set of doors into the living room and attempted to get into those."
Eventually, the bear realized no one was going to invite him in for a snack, and so he went on his way, unfortunately without any brownies.
Bears are very food motivated and have an incredible sense of smell, so it's important not to leave food out in areas where bears may be present, as they will absolutely try to come and find it, and may come back for more in the future, too.