Saturday 18 November 2017

Irish American's 'shock' after black bear breaks into his Colorado kitchen

Chris O'Dubhraic
Chris O'Dubhraic

Claire Fox

An Irish-American said he was "shocked" after his house was broken into by the animal.

The black bear broke into the house of Chris O'Dubhraic, who is living in Colorado.

The animal spent six hours raiding the contents of O' Dubhraic's home in Colorado Springs as he slept soundly in bed. 

The whole incident was caught on camera.

A bear broke into this house looking for food

Posted by Sky News on Thursday, July 6, 2017

The surveillence video shows the beast standing on its hind legs wrecking the cupboards of the kitchen for food, ripping the pantry door apart and opening the fridge door.

The bear can be seen munching on apple oatmeal, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

O Dubhraic, whose grandparents are from Co Clare, told Independent.ie of his shock when he realised that there was a bear in his kitchen.

"I was shocked," said O' Dubhraic.

He also added that he has never been to Ireland but "hopes to visit soon."

A wildlife officer soon arrived to O'Dubhraic's home after it had left the house on Tuesday.

The animal was shot dead after it was seen charging toward the house.

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