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Video: Bear spends time with family in New Annan

This bear decided a bird feeder was a great spot to stop for a snack.
This bear decided a bird feeder was a great spot to stop for a snack. - Contributed
CENTRAL NEW ANNAN, N.S. —

A bear who was attracted by a bird feeder spent about an hour and a half at a home in New Annan.

“On June 14, I was helping with lawn moving and the bear was at the feeder,” said John Hansen, who lives in South Carolina but had returned to Nova Scotia for a visit with his parents. “I went over to shoo him away, but he didn’t go far and every time I got back on the mower he’d be back.”

His 89-year-old mother went outside and threw something at the bear, telling him to leave, but he just looked at her.

“He stayed for an hour and a half, and he was at the front window eating seed while I was Facetiming my wife, who is in South Carolina. She named him Theodore.”

Since then, Hansen has taken down the bird feeder to prevent the spread of disease and the bear hasn’t made another visit so close to the house.

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