A family from Connecticut has discovered a hibernating black bear under their deck. According to Tyler Dashukewich, her brother’s dog appeared nervous while playing in the garden. The owners looked underneath the house’s elevated deck and saw the sleeping intruder.
The local Department of Environmental Protection said it appeared to be a male black bear. The agency told the family they could either harass the bear with noise or stimulation to get him to flee, or let him rest until he is done hibernating, likely in several months.
The family decided not to bother the creature. Social media users jokingly suggested that the family ‘domesticate’ the bear. However, even though the animal seems nice, the humans try to stay away from the bear.