California Bear Cub Gets Stuck Trying to Escape Home Through High Window

A bear cub trapped in a house in Homewood, California, was spotted clinging to a high windowsill as it tried to escape the residence in video uploaded on July 6.

Footage recorded by Ann Bryant, the Executive Director of the Bear League, shows a cub utilizing its climbing abilities as it shuffles across a windowsill. The home’s resident had called on the league to help safely remove the animal.

“His mother and sibling were outside calling to him,” Bryant told Storyful. “He was trying to get out through this window.”

Bryant told Storyful they later opened a sliding door that led out to a deck, reuniting the cub with its family after hours of being trapped inside the home.

According to the league’s website, “The Bear League is a completely volunteer, community based, not-for-profit organization in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Truckee, and beyond, committed to keeping bears safe and wild in their natural habitat.”

They also provide a hotline that “is available to help anyone who has a problem with a bear.” Credit: BEAR League via Storyful

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