Tourists Trapped While Bear Breaks Into Cabin & Eats Their Snacks

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As Michelle Eberhart and her friend sat relaxing in their Gatlinburg, Tennessee vacation cabin, a big black wild bear came walking through their back door.

Michelle said it happened when the two were chatting downstairs and her friend all of a sudden started pointing at the back door. As Michelle turned around to look at what her friend was pointing at, she was shocked to see a black bear at the back door putting all its weight against it.

The door popped open, the bear walked in, and the ladies took off running upstairs. There was no way out of the cabin; the bear basically had them held hostage. Michelle said she didn’t know what to do, so she called the owner of the cabin and told him there’s a bear in their rental while her friend filmed the situation.

“I called the owner and I was like, oh my gosh I don’t know what you do. There’s a bear. And he’s like what do you mean in the house? There’s a bear in the cabin. I don’t know what to do,” Michelle told ABC15 News.

He couldn’t believe it either so they called the local police department who radioed an officer to make his way over to the cabin. In the mean-time, the bear was downstairs chewing on five pounds of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, a pound of M&M’s, two pounds of Sour Patch Kids, two bags of potato chips, two beers, and two Diet Cokes.

The bear even chewed into a prescription pill bottle holding 20 Zyrtec. It was working on chewing through the back door trying to get back outside when they went downstairs to film it. The bear had three siblings on the other side of the door who were waiting for him and they all appeared to be young cubs.

“It was just like a fight or flight. We just have to, I just have to remove us from this situation and make sure that we’re at least in a safe place,” Michelle said.

The police officer finally arrived on the scene and shooed the bear out of the house with his taser and ran the other three bears off into the woods. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stated that this is the time of year black bears are coming out of winter hibernation and looking for food. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

More Video Footage Of The Bear Below