Sleepy Bear Finds Hotel Bathroom “Just Right” For A Nap

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

A sleepy young black bear found that a hotel bathroom was “just right” for a nap.

The bear snuck in through an open window and settled onto the sink unit at the T-4 Lodge and Restaurant in Big Sky, Montana.

A number of guests posted photos online of the uninvited guest.

Police and handlers from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks were called but had a hard time coaxing the reluctant bear out. Nobody likes an interrupted nap.

But eventually the wee bear was tranquilized and removed safely.

"They were professional and safe, and provided a great opportunity for folks to learn a little bit about wildlife management," the hotel posted on Facebook.

However, during its short stay, the bear did manage to cause a few hundred dollars of damage. It won’t be getting its security deposit back.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.



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