Friday, May 24, 2019, 10:10 p.m. – The Okanagan resident says her initial reaction was shocked
A Peachland, BC homeowner was surprised to meet an unusual intruder last weekend but is now laughing at the bizarre encounter and what the hungry intruder stole from her.
Colleen Linley believes the bear entered her home at around 5:45 a.m. on Saturday morning through an improperly secured door on the lower floor.
Linley told Global News that she was initially shocked by the size of the bear and worried that it would suddenly pounce on her.
The bear spent about 10 minutes in a small utility room in the house, digging into a small freezer and smashing eight frozen meat patties.
Linley’s family was not hurt by the encounter and said they are “laughing about it now”.
This region of BC has seen an increase in bear sightings recently and Wildsafe BC has promoted awareness and safety by going door-to-door to keep local residents informed.