A Colorado man woke up on Tuesday morning to find his home had been completely ransacked overnight. Thinking burglars had broken in, he checked his security camera footage and found that the culprit was actually a bear.

“A HUGE BEAR broke into my home last night while I was sleeping !!,” Chris O’Dubhraic wrote on Facebook alongside pictures from the security footage. “He stayed for about 4½ hours walking around the kitchen (trashed and ripped 8 foot door off ), investigated all open bedrooms, family room, and the deck to relax !!”

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The astonishing footage shows the bear walking around the kitchen looking for food — even once opening the fridge with his paw. After trashing the kitchen, the animal walked through some downstairs bedrooms and then left the house around 4:30 a.m.

O’Dubhraic’s local forest services informed him that the bear would likely return for more food. Authorities also believe it was the same bear that had previously followed a woman’s car into her garage and trapped her inside so it could look for food. To spare neighboring people the possibility of being harmed by the animal, parks officers shot and killed it.

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