A black bear chose to skip the porridge and head straight for his nap as he was found sleeping in someone's closet shelf in Butler Creek, Missouri this morning.
Residents of the Missoula area in Montana were surprised to see that a very different kind of squatter had decided to take a nap in their home.
The bear had somehow managed to open their front door and then dead-bolt it from the inside, the Missoula Country Sheriff department posted on Facebook. It apparently also became pretty frustrated, "ripping the room apart" before climbing into a closet for a much-needed rest.
When the deputies finally broke into the room, the bear didn't seem very bothered, apparently not wanting to leave the comfort of the closet shelf.
After tranquillising the animal, the team managed to relocate it unharmed. In a post on Facebook, the Sheriff's department wrote:
The homeowners were glad he was removed in good health, but won’t soon forget when this intruder came looking for the bear necessities!
Brilliantly the County Sheriff's Office also signed off their Facebook post with a lovely little Goldilocks and Three Bears reference.
...We also have unconfirmed reports that he tried two other closets before he decided this one was juuuuuust right (kidding)! But seriously, lock up!