A California bear invaded a couple’s home and raided their pantry looking for food, forcing the owners of the home to hide inside their bedroom until the animal left their residence, local reports said.

Bear Invades Home

Barbara Rogers’ husband left their back door open to let their cats inside their home in Duarte, California. The bear took the opportunity to enter the residence, scaring the couple into hiding. “My husband goes, ‘There’s a bear in the house!’ I look down the stairs, and I saw his big nose, and it was about a 250-pound, he said a junior bear, so it wasn’t very old,” Rogers said.

The couple tried to scare the animal away by making noise, using pots and pans inside their kitchen. However, the bear remained in their home, looking for food. The two quickly called law enforcement and requested assistance, locking themselves in their room to hide from the creature.

“He was looking for food. He went through my whole pantry; he pulled out the flour, he ate all the cat food from the two cat dishes. He ate prunes,” said Rogers. The bear later fled the scene after eating its fill.

Experts said bear sightings in the area of Rogers’ home were frequent due to their travel from the Angeles National Forest, Insider reported.