A BLACK bear in search of a late-night snack broke into an Idaho house and licked left-over Chinese food from a cast iron pan on the stove.
David Edwards of Ketchum said that his dog’s barking awakened him. When he went to investigate what had upset his Irish setter-Labrador pet he saw the bear on its hind legs, paws on the stove, licking a pan.
Mr Edwards’ wife, Sara, had fallen asleep on the couch and his first instinct was to get his wife away from the kitchen area. However, he said: “I couldn’t tell her there was a bear in the house because she would have just lost her mind.
She gets very upset over spiders.”
So he woke her up and led her into the bedroom without telling her. Mr Edwards went back to the kitchen to find the bear gone and the pan clean.