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Bear Scared By Country Music

Colorado wildlife officials shoo a napping black bear out from under a hospital with blaring music--country music, obviously.

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Bears: All that fur, teeth, and claws, and all it takes to scare one away is a little blaring country music. Colorado Division of Wildlife specialists chose to use this method to spook a bear who’d taken up residence beneath housing on Boulder Community Hospital property. 

They discovered the bear when a plumber checking pipes underneath the residence heard a growl and shined his light on a waking bruin.

Wildlife officials report the bear was in excellent health, and they expect it should be able to find a suitable new bedroom in the nearby foothills.

To be fair, I probably would’ve taken off if I woke up to Taylor Swift or Gretchen Wilson braying/twanging their way into my den. But I’d be back for revenge with a boombox playing Slayer.

—Ted Alvarez

via Colorado Daily