Tuesday, 31. March 2015
17. 11. 12. - 12:00
Baffled wildlife experts are tracking a hungry bear who broke into an Alpine chalet looking for food - and stayed for a whole weekend.
The bear - known only as M13 - is living on the Austrian/Swiss border and constantly crosses from one side to the other.
He got into the home in Poschiavo, Switzerland, after breaking a window and liked it so much he decided to stay.
"It's like Goldilocks in reverse, but the problem is that this bear may now have lost his fear of humans and that makes him dangerous," said one of the wildlife team tracking the bear.
During two days in the chalet, the 700lbs European brown bear ate his way through supplies of bread, potatoes, veg and fruit.
Home owner Fedele Forer said: "He ate every bit of food in the house and then dug up my vegetable garden too. Then he smashed up the generator and the water pump and tried to eat the vacuum cleaner too."
Local wildlife official Georg Brosi explained: "M13 is definitely a problem bear. We hope we don't have to shoot him but we are watching his behaviour."
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