Video shows bear trying to paw open door of Palmer Lake home

PALMER LAKE, Colo. -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife issued what they're saying is a "disturbing" reminder why homeowners should lock first-floor windows and doors in areas where bears tend to roam.

A video tweeted out by the department on Monday afternoon shows a bear wandering around a backyard in Palmer Lake before jumping up to peer through windows and seemingly try to paw open a door.

Information in the tweet said the aggressive behavior came after the bear took a bag of food from the home.

The Parks and Wild life department says you should - among other things - install bars to keep bears out of your home, keep garage doors closed and even play light music when you're away in order to keep the large animals at bay.

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