Los Alamos couple finds bear in kitchen

Posted at: 09/10/2013 2:30 PM | Updated at: 09/10/2013 2:55 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com


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LOS ALAMOS -- A Los Alamos couple went to investigate noises coming from their kitchen and came face to face with a bear on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. in the area of Barranca Mesa Park. According to the New Mexico Game and Fish Department, the bear broke through a screen and came into the home through a window. The bear then started eating garbage in the kitchen.

When the homeowners entered the kitchen, the bear fled out the window as they retreated into the bedroom.

Game and Fish wardens are setting up a bear trap due to the nature of the interaction. According to officials, the bear is known in the area for breaking into another

People in the area are asked to call the department at (505)-476-8000 if they see the bear again.

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