A the bear ducked under the porch at home in Colorado – until officials fired paintballs to get him out.
A bear crawled under a Colorado Springs home on Sunday, Sept. 18, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.
Security guards rushed to pull out the bear. They did not want to take the bear, so they decided to chase it away from the house.
The video shows wildlife officer Corey Adler using his taser and shooting paintballs at the bear.
“Officer Adler’s goal is to avoid sedating and handling the bear,” officials said. “Handling a bear gives a ‘punch’ and requires it to be destroyed if it gets into trouble again.”
Adler followed the bear out of the driveway and proceeded to chase it out of the neighborhood. He followed the bear into the forest for 8 minutes.
Officials hope that the bear’s hazing will instill in it a healthy fear of humans and keep it out of the house.
What to do if you see a bear
Bear attacks in the USA rare, according to the National Park Service. In most cases, bears are trying to protect their food, cubs or space.
There are steps people can take to prevent a bear encounter from turning into a bear attack.
Tag yourself: Speak calmly and swing your arms slowly. This can help the bear understand that you are human and not a threat.
Keep calm: Bears are generally reluctant to attack; they want to be left alone. Talk to the bear slowly and in a low voice.
Don’t shout: Screaming can trigger a seizure.
Pick up small children: Don’t let the children run away from the bear. You might think that they are small prey.
Hiking in groups: The National Park Service reported that the group was noisier and smellier. Bears like to keep their distance from groups of people.
Make yourself great: Move to higher ground and stand tall. Do not make sudden movements.
Don’t drop your bag: A bag on your back can prevent a bear from getting food and provide protection.
Back away slowly: Move to the side to appear less threatening to the bear. It also allows you to follow.
Again, don’t run: A bear will chase you, just like a dog.
Do not climb trees: Grizzlies and black bears can also climb.
This story was originally published September 21, 2022 at 10:34 am.