A black bear was found to be hibernating under the deck of a family home in Plainville, Connecticut, footage filmed on December 30 shows.
Footage taken by Vincent Steven Dashukewich shows the bear lying down under the deck, undisturbed by the presence of the camera.
Dashukewich told local media that he and his girlfriend were alerted to the bear while playing with his dog in his family’s backyard.
The dog began growling while looking under the decking, after which Dashukewich’s girlfriend spotted the surprise houseguest.
After consulting with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Dashukewich said he and his family have decided to let the bear stay under their deck until it finishes hibernating. Credit: Vincent Steven Dashukewich via Storyful