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Either these are the most convincing bear costumes I’ve ever seen, or two black bears just stole a pumpkin off this porch.
Jennifer K. of Littleton, Massachusetts, posted footage of the duo approaching her home, sniffing around, and making off with a pumpkin.
We can only assume the bears chose this particular porch because it’s a veritable smorgasboard of pumpkins. I count nine, including the one in the bear’s mouth.
We just got visited on Whitetail Way by two bears who were interested in our Halloween pumpkins.Posted by Jennifer Kane on Friday, 1 November 2019
I looked it up, and it seems as though bears really do love pumpkins.
The town of Whistler in British Columbia, Canada, had to warn its citizens against using real pumpkins due to the shear number of black bears approaching homes.
Turns out bears are especially drawn to pumpkins this time of year as natural food sources become scarce with the cold weather. They prefer whole pumpkins to jack-o-lanterns, as the latter doesn’t have the nutritious pulpy insides. Makes sense.
If you happen to live in bear country, be careful.