Most Alaskans know better than to leave food out where bears can smell it and come-a-knockin' in search of some tasty treats. Bears have been known to break into cars, tear apart tents, and even shred planes in search of hidden food.
But a candy store in Estes Park, Colo. may have the best story yet, after a break-in from a bruin saw the owner lose only a little bit of inventory. And unlike the archetypal bull in a china shop, the bear did no damage, leaving behind only a bit of dirt and paper.
As seen on the store's surveillance camera, the bear pulls open the door to grab a snack and then pushes it back open to exit. According to CBS News, it came in and out of the store seven times over the course of about 15 minutes.
The owner of the store, Jo Adams, told CBS News that the deadbolt wasn't fully secured, so the bear was able to get the door open. She initially thought that a person had broken in before reviewing the security tape and seeing her late night, black bear visitor.
"He was very clean and very careful. He ate a lot of candy," Adams told CBS.
Unfortunately, bear break-ins don't always end so peacefully, even in Colorado, as residents of the community of Telluride discovered recently. A bear was euthanized there after being suspected of breaking into homes in the area.
Read more about the candy store break-in, at CBS News.