A bear snuck into an Adirondack home for a midnight snack, and their security camera caught it all on film.

Sometimes, you get a little hungry around midnight. You shuffle down to the kitchen, rummage around in the fridge, and with any luck, you find something to satisfy your cravings.

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The same thing happens to bears, if you believe the video caught in a Indian Lake home. The video shows a large bear rummaging around a home's kitchen, looking for a snack.

According to the caption, the black bear "snuck into this house by opening a sliding glass door, then opened the refrigerator, ate some black berries, pancake mix, crackers and a cherry pie, and then left."

That sounds like a pretty good snack.

Of course, this isn't the first time bears have been spotted making mischief up north.

If you encounter a bear (tips courtesy of the DEC)

Most black bears prefer to avoid humans.

  • Use noise to scare bears away: Yell, clap, or bang pots (or other items) immediately upon sighting a bear near your home.
  • Stay calm: Walk slowly and speak in a loud and calm voice.
  • Leave slowly: Cautiously back away from the bear and leave the area.


  • Approach, surround, or corner a bear: Bears aggressively defend themselves when they feel threatened. Be especially cautious around cubs as mother bears are very protective.
  • Run from a bear: They may chase.
  • Feed a bear by throwing it food: This will only encourage bears to approach and "bully" people to get food. By teaching a bear to approach humans for food, you are endangering yourself, other residents, and the bears.


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