A brazen bear’s attempt to eat from a bird feeder was thwarted by a courageous woman in Bethel, Maine, on July 17.
Zach Louison recorded the video. He told Storyful the woman is his mother-in-law, and she was at her father’s house at the time.
Louison added, “The young bears are hungry this time of year and people’s bird feeders are an easy target! We were heading to dinner and caught him in the act.”
Birdseed is popular with scavenging black bears; Maine wildlife officials advise residents to remove their bird feeders from April to October. Credit: Zach Louison via Storyful