Hell hath no fury like a hungry bear. Just ask this Elliot Lake couple.
Imagine returning home after a long weekend away to discover your travel trailer had been ripped apart. And we’re not talking simply a hole or two. No, more like an entire wall torn wide open.
Roland Foisy and his wife Rita live in a mobile home in Westhill Trailer Park, located in Elliot Lake, Ontario. In thirty years they have never had an issue with bears, although they do routinely see them in their yard or foraging on their neighbors’ berry bushes. That all changed on August 2.
In addition to the wall being ripped open, the bear was able to make entry into the trailer through a hole it made in the bedroom. Other than a handful of canned good, there wasn’t much for the bear to eat inside.
It has been an exceptionally hot and dry summer across most of Ontario, leading many to believe blueberries in the bush are at an all time low. In search of other food sources, bears are now moving into city centers to offset their hunger.
Foisy pegs the damage in the thousands of dollars. No word yet on the insurance appraisal.