The bear landed in the middle of the living room, but fortunately the party guests hadn’t arrived yet for the 1-year-old’s birthday party, the homeowners tell JuneauEmpire.com.
“I was literally in the room, and I heard this cracking,” the dad says of the bear’s weight on the skylight. “And the next thing you know, there’s this bear that, I mean, literally, fell right from (the skylight). It was like three feet away from me.”
He says the two locked eyes briefly, before he yelled to his parents to take the baby upstairs to safety. He ran into another room and closed the door.
Meanwhile, Mr. Bear took his time, recovering from his fall and wandering over to the living room table and helping himself to lemon blueberry and peanut butter cupcakes. Which do sound delicious, so who can really blame him?
“The bear walks over and puts its paws up on the table and starts licking his birthday cupcakes, and I’m just like, you’ve got to be kidding me,” said the mom, who saw the whole thing go down from behind closed glass doors in the kitchen.
While he was licking up red and green cupcake frosting, she opened another door that leads to the backyard. The couple then yelled at the bear and showed him out the door, explaining afterward that he seemed used to humans and didn’t put up a fight.
After his banishment, the bear loitered around a bit and peered inside the home.
“It was up by the window like, ‘I want more cupcakes,’” the woman said, with dad adding, “He wanted back in, that’s for sure.”
The couple eventually borrowed bear spray from the neighbors and sprayed him, at which point he ambled back into the woods.
SPOILER ALERT: If you’re the kind of person who gets sad at the part in Bambi with his mom and hunters and etc, stop reading now. Because wildlife officials say there’s no possible way to know for sure, but that cupcake eating ball of fur might’ve been the same one shot and killed by police officers with the Juneau Police Department after he walked into another home that same day.
That happened about 30 minutes after the birthday party binge. So if it was you, Mr. Bear, we hope you at least had really delicious memories of that time you ate all the cupcakes. Now excuse me, there’s something in my eye.
Bear with sweet tooth crashes kid’s party [JuneauEmpire.com]