WATCH: Bear Isn’t a Halloween Fan, Wrestles Pumpkin on Front Porch

by Courtney Blackann
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We can all get a little spooked by Halloween. Whether it’s a scary movie, creepy Halloween decor or that campfire tale that raises the hair on your arms, it’s the best time of year for good scares. However, not everyone will agree with this. For example, a grumpy bear seems to loathe the holiday. He showed it in the most hilarious way – and it was all caught on video.

Surveillance footage from a home in Canada captured the moment a curious bear munched on a few pumpkins, decoratively placed on the porch. The bear was having a grand time chomping down on the gourds. However, when it came to one pumpkin, the creature decided to have a go at it.

During a hilarious 30 seconds, the bear is seen tumbling, chomping and wrestling the pumpkin. In a seemingly endless battle, the bear frustratingly paws and gropes the Halloween decoration.

It just goes to show, not everyone is on board with the holiday. So if you live in bear territory, beware the great pumpkin destroyers!

Fat Bear Week Winner Announced

In addition to Halloween, it’s also the time of year for the “Fat Bear” competition. The time of year marks the animals’ preparation for winter – when they consume massive amounts of calories in order to be ready for winter hibernation.

The champion of this year’s Fat Bear Week is no stranger to the crown. It’s four-time winner Otis who remains the champion again this year.

“The people have spoken! The portly patriarch of paunch persevered to pulverize the Baron of Beardonkadonk in the final match of #FatBearWeek 2021,” according to Katmai National Park’s official Twitter. “480 Otis can now boast a bevy of bests w/ this fourth 1st place finish.”

What to Do If a Bear Wrestles on Your Front Porch

This time of year, the animals can consume more than 20,000 calories in 24 hours as they prepare for their winter hibernation. This kind of behavior, while necessary, can draw bears closer to urban areas. This not only puts residences in danger, but it puts people in danger inside their homes.

During this time of year, while still rare, attacks do occur. The National Park Service warns people to store food properly, carry bear spray while hiking and follow proper protocols while camping in national parks.

The National Park service warns campers, hikers and residences to follow the appropriate guidelines below in order to stay safe:

  • Don’t hike alone. Travel with three or more people.
  • Bring bear spray and know how to use it.
  • Be alert and make lots of noise.
  • Refrain from entering areas closed for bear management.
  • Bears are most at active at dawn, dusk, and night time. Avoid hiking at these times.
  • Avoid interacting with a wild animal, if possible. Stay 25 yards away from all large animals such as bison, deer, moose, coyotes, bison, and elk. Also, try staying at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.
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