Large grizzly bear grazes in Canadian backyard unfazed by barking dog

SECHELT, British Columbia, Sept. 27 (UPI) — A grizzly bear stopped for a visit in the backyard of a home in Canada and enjoyed some fruit despite a barking dog.

Elk House Farm shared video of the large bear as it snacked on fruit while the dog, Andy, continuously barked in an attempt to scare off the intruding grizzly.

“Holy batman….look at the size of this bear!” The sanctuary wrote. “Andy is at the very least 80 lbs, likely more. As you can see, not concerned with myself or Andy.”

The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service confirmed the bear was a grizzly and warned residents to secure garbage and fruit that might attract bears.

“To date, the bear has not displayed any aggressive behavior to people. Conservation Officers have set live traps in the area in an effort to prevent conflicts with the bear,” the service wrote.

Conservation officers said there had been multiple sightings of the grizzly bear in the area and reported it had killed a local black bear, according to the CBC.

Sgt. Dean Miller said a trap was placed near where the dead black bear was discovered and hoped they would be able to safely relocate the grizzly.

“We are definitely prioritizing public safety in this case, but we are also concerned for the well-being of this bear,” he said. “We don’t want to get into a situation where a member of the public destroys this bear themselves.”

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