Florida Bear Eats Dog Food – And Takes A Nap
Bob Cross witnessed a bear sleeping off a dog food feast recently in his neighbor’s yard in Lake Mary, Fla.
Bear Eats Dog Food And Sleeps It Off
Cross, a 72-year-old retired firefighter pulled out his camera when his neighbor called him over to deal with a bear that roamed around her backyard.
“There was a big bear in her backyard. It was just sitting there on the ground and I could see it was eating something,” Cross told ABC News today.
The bear had taken a nearly 20-pound bag of dog food from one of Cross’ neighbors garages and kept eating it for a half an hour under the shade of a tree.
“It laid all the way down and the thing just rolled right over. I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’” Cross said.
Cross stayed about 30 feet away and kept taking pictures of what he assumed was a 500-600 pound bear.
The bear stretched out on the grass and decided to take an afternoon nap with a stomach full of dog food, and Cross admitted that he could not keep his camera still, due to his laughter at the bear’s food induced coma.
The bear kept tossing and turning, and after about an hour and a half, Cross said, the bear woke up from its healthy nap and walked off into the woods.
Arthur Fisher, one of Cross’ other neighbors took what was left of the dog food and hid it in his garage hoping that the bear would not come back out for seconds.
“I was making noises and laughing and it would just raise its head. It could care less if I was there,” the neighbor said. “The pictures really tell the story.”