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Black bear digs through insulation to get honey

Monday - 6/30/2014, 4:50pm  ET

This Wednesday, June 25, 2014 photo shows a male bear with insulation hanging out of his mouth standing by the house that he ripped into the floorboards of for his beehive meal in Juneau, Alaska. The bear was wearing an Alaska Department of Fish and Game tag. A neighbor, Ira Winograd, said the bear must have smelled a beehive the wall of the house, so he tore it up to get to his meal. Afterward, the bear ambled along a walkway and eventually darted into the forest. (AP Photo/The Juneau Empire, Marlena Sloss)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A black bear in Juneau, Alaska, didn't let a few floorboards keep him from getting at some honey.

The male bear walked up the stairs of a porch at the home of Janet and Donald Kussart and tore through the floorboards and some insulation to get his treat, the Juneau Empire reported (http://is.gd/su9At7 ).

The bear was wearing an Alaska Department of Fish and Game tag.

A neighbor, Ira Winograd, said the bear must have smelled a beehive the wall of the house, so he tore it up to get to his meal. Afterward, the bear ambled along a walkway and eventually darted into the forest.

Janet Kussart said people are used to having bears in the Starr Hill neighborhood.

On Saturday, a different bear fell through a skylight at the Juneau home of Alice Bishop and Glenn Merrill as they prepared for their son's first birthday party.

The dazed bear recovered enough to help itself to the cupcakes before the couple were able to shoo the bear outside. The animal retreated to the woods when Merrill used some bear spray.

Authorities believe that bear was killed 30 minutes later when it entered another home.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com


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