A hungry black bear scared several employees and barged into the garage of a Connecticut bakery as it helped itself to 60 cupcakes before scurrying away.
On May 24, Workers at Taste by Spellbound bakery in Avon town were loading cakes into a van for delivery on Wednesday when the bear showed up. According to the state environmental agency, the bears in Connecticut are between 1,000 and 1,200 black bears living in Connecticut, with sightings last year in 158 of the state’s 169 towns and cities.
Miriam Stephens, the owner of the bakery, shared on an Instagram post that she heard Maureen Williams, her employee, “screaming and yelling bloody murder” that there was a bear in the garage.
At first, she had shouted to scare the bear off, but it retreated and came back three times. The bear charged at her the third time, so she backed out of the garage and ran.
The bakery explained that she was placing items in the shop’s loading garage when she saw a bear, she shouted at it in an attempt to scare it away, but it charged toward her, so she ran as fast as she could into the kitchen, slammed the door that goes into the loading area and held it tight.”
“The bear then moved one of the fridges in front of the door.”
Surveillance video shows the bakery workers pacing around the side of the business to try to scare the bear, but then they all ran away after it scared them.
The video shows the bear dragging a container of cupcakes from the garage into the parking lot, but a baker finally got the bear to leave by honking a car horn after it devoured a total of 60 cupcakes and a bunch of coconut cake.
Some called to inform the Police; however, the bear had gone before the arrival of the former. The bakery’s owner has been working with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the department encourages residents to manage their food, garbage, and “other attractants” to keep bears out and to stay away from bears they encounter.
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Another Story of Bear Attack In Connecticut
Earlier this year, in April, A 74-year-old woman in Connecticut suffered bites to her arms and legs when she was attacked by a black bear while walking her dog on a leash in a Hartford suburb, The woman was taken to a hospital, the officials said injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
That was the first bear-on-human attack this year, but there were two other incidents last year, another one in October when a 10-year-old boy was mauled in a backyard in Morris.
“The frequency and severity of grizzly bear attacks are increasing,” Statistics compiled by the department indicated that there were 67 reports record of bears entering Connecticut homes in 2022. The previous record was 45 in 2020.