Bear breaks into family home and 'plays' piano

Family first thought they'd been burgled

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A bear broke into a home in Vail, Colorado on 31 May and proceeded to 'play' the piano.

The whole scene was captured on the family's home surveillance camera. Katie Hawley came home to find her kitchen and living room trashed.

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Hawley assumed she was the victim of a robbery and called the police. Once in the home, the Vail police suspected the intruder was an animal and asked to review surveillance footage.

To everyone's surprise, a large black bear appeared in the footage and seemed to enjoy playing the piano and made off with some food from the freezer.

It is believed that the bear got in through an open window, according to local reports.

According to Fox5, the bear had a little rummage around the bedroom as well as the kitchen.


NDTV reports that a number of people took to Twitter to share gifs and puns about the scene.

And one user made reference to the film the Revenant.

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