Lock your doors
We make a habit out of locking our doors, especially at night.
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
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We make a habit out of locking our doors, especially at night. There are many residents in our area who leave their doors unlocked all the time. The doors were shut last night, but with company visiting someone forgot to turn the deadbolts to the lock position. I woke up just before six this morning and heard the sound of cellophane crinkling from the kitchen. My first thought was that the grandchildren, or their mother, were certain up and about early. Perhaps one of them was taking bread out of the package for toast. I was wrong, and the crinkling noise was continuing for too lone a period of time. Finally, I crawled out of bed to see what the heck was going on in the kitchen. As I walked out of the bedroom toward the kitchen, I met a good sized cinnamon colored bear. Lucky for me, he seemed to be heading up the stairs and back outside. I told him to leave and go back outside in my most stern voice. Without a word he obeyed and left the house. I think he had been in the kitchen for a rather long time and walked in and out of the house a few times, as we found a number of items outside under a tree where he must have sat for an early morning picnic. I must admit, he was very careful and rather neat in the house. Drawers were open, cabinet doors open, but not a scratch to be seen. After an initial clean up we realized that, although the refrigerator door was closed, he had been in the refrigerator. A jar of peanut butter was neatly removed from a shelf along with a few leftovers from the day before. Evidently he was able to open the front door by twisting the door knob and just entered to have a few snacks.
Double check your doors at night and be careful about windows left open that are low to the ground. There have been many instances of bear breaking into homes this summer.
It is another beautiful day in Tahoe. I think I will go out and take a hike to forget this bear incident.
Enjoy your day. Andy