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Caught on Cam: Bear breaks in

(WJFW) Sounds of smashing, crashing, and growls in your home at 2:30 a.m. would scare just about anyone.

A man in Monico, Wisconsin woke up on Saturday morning not sure what was inside.

A young black bear found its way into John Ison's living room.

With broken screens, windows, and scratched furniture, the bear caused quite a scene, but Icon was still in good spirits about the situation. 

"I have that bear sign out front that says welcome, but it wasn't literally meant for the bear. It's for family and friends, not for the bear. I guess he took it literally," Ison said with a laugh.

For Ison, seeing a bear in his living room was the surprise of a lifetime. 

"The front door was open. The first thing I did, I looked over to the counter and I saw the head of a bear," Ison said. 

With family visiting his home that weekend, his first instinct was to protect them. 

"My wife was in the back bedroom so I went in the back bedroom and grabbed my pistol from my nightstand and shut all the doors and came out," Ison said. 

When he came back out he realized the bear wasn't a threat, just a scared cub that wanted to escape. 


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