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Now You See It: Bear comes to breakfast

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A bear let itself into a man's cabin in Utah. (Source: CNN) A bear let itself into a man's cabin in Utah. (Source: CNN)
A Utah man was sent scrambling up the stairs in his cabin in the woods after a bear opened his front door and walked in.

Spencer Ball has lived in the cabin since 1991, but said this was a first. A young black bear was roaming his deck for food and just walked into the cabin after smelling a bucket full of peanuts inside the front door. "The bear went and took his handle and put it down and I saw it moving inside and that bear came right in the house and stood right here and looked around," said Ball. He added, "I started to go up these stairs and I was looking at the bear from a safe distance."

Ball called 911, then grabbed a pistol and barricaded himself upstairs. "If a bear was in my house, it could do anything, I was afraid that it could attack me," he said. But the bear didn't come after him or destroy his home. Instead, it just kept eating the peanuts.

A couple hours after the bear entered the cabin, biologists from Division of Wildlife Resources arrived and tranquilized the bear. Wildlife officials were able to trap the animal and later released into the wild. "We reversed it with a reversal drug and it snapped right out of being sleepy and we moved it to spanish fork canyon and released it in an area that's away from campers, cabins, livestock, etc," said Scott Root, outreach manager for Division of Wildlife Resources.

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