Family wakes up to find black bear sleeping in closet

Justin Chan

A Montana family woke up last Friday to find an unexpected guest lounging in their home, KPAX reports. 

In a now viral Facebook post, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a call at around 5:45 A.M. about a black bear stuck inside a home near Butler Creek. The furry animal had allegedly broke into residence by opening the door to the mudroom and, weirdly enough, managed deadbolt the door from the inside.

In a possible state of panic, the bear then reportedly ripped the room apart before deciding to take a break in the closet. Upon arriving, officers found him resting in a closet on a shelf.

"When deputies knocked on the window, the bear was not the least bit impressed," the Sheriff's Office wrote. "He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door."

Although police opened the door to let the bear out, it purportedly refused to leave. Officers from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks decided to tranquilize the mammal before removing it safely from the home. 

A follow-up video posted by the Sheriff's Office on Friday shows the bear looking casually at the person recording it as if it had found nothing wrong with its mischievous actions. 

As of Monday, the original Facebook post has been liked nearly 8,000 times and has garnered over 1,000 comments, with some users joking about the bizarre situation. 

"Now if that isn’t a great ad for that type of shelving, I don’t know what would be!" one person wrote.