Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Piano-playing bear raids Vail apartment

Screenshot from the homeowner's video camera shows a bear in the home jamming out a few notes on the piano Screenshot from the homeowner's video camera shows a bear in the home jamming out a few notes on the piano
Connie Andrews | 07 June, 2017, 06:19

"Oh yeah, we love bears, just maybe not in our own house", Hawley explained.

The whole scene was captured on the family's home surveillance camera.

A woman in Vail was surprised to discover a burly burglar had gone through her home while she was out.

The bear can be seen wandering around and at one point went to the piano, putting its paws on the keys playing a few loud and dissonant notes.

The Vail police said encounters with wildlife in the town aren't that common, but they are trained to deal with situations like Hawley's. After officers took a look around, though, they determined that a black bear had entered through an open window to forage for food.

"The chords captured on video were unbearable and the tune was equally grizzly", Vail police announced in a written statement. The bear walked around the house, exploring the bedroom, sniffing at furniture, grabbing some food from the freezer, before finally settling in to play the piano.

Hawley says the calls from media have been nonstop since the video was released.

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