And you thought raccoons were bad...
Adapted from the AP story:
Effort, PA: On Sunday, Pedro Sainvil sent his two children, ages 8 and 9, outside to play in the snow.
"After 15 or 20 minutes, they came back screaming, 'Dad, Dad! There's a bear under the house!'" Sainvil said.
The 600- to 700-pound male bear seems to have settled in for hibernation.
State wildlife conservation officer, Pete Sussenbach, says he needs two more people to help him tranquilize the bear, safely remove it from underneath the porch and take it to a den in one of the state's game lands.
"This is a situation that's not uncommon in the Northeast and especially the Poconos area," said State Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser.
Feaser said people should bear-proof their homes by blocking crawl spaces and other small spaces that might entice bears during denning season. The space under the Sainvil's porch is open.
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