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Bear Has 3 A.M. Picnic in Glendale Resident's Garage

Photo of a Black Bear by EverJean via Flickr
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A hungry, 500-pound black bear made his way into a family's garage in Glendale, opened up their refrigerator and started getting his nosh on Wednesday morning, reports KTLA.

The bear apparently got into the garage through an open door, and was discovered stuffing his face with Costco meatballs and tuna by one of the house's residents. The resident opened another garage door at about 3:00 a.m. when he heard the noises the bear was making, then quickly -- and understandably -- shut and deadbolted it, allowing the bear to continue his happy foraging.

The bear was seen again, at the same garage, on Thursday morning, and neighbors think it's the same big guy that's been seen wandering around near trash cans.

KTLA notes that bears have become more common in the area since the 2009 station fire that destroyed much of their habitat.

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Anyone who spots the bear is encouraged to call the Glendale Police Department at (818) 550-6569.

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