Bear Falls Asleep In Wardrobe After Breaking Into House, Locking Itself In

A sleepy black bear has been found napping in a wardrobe after breaking into a Montana home, locking itself in a room and tearing it apart.

Police were called to the property in Butler Creek early on Saturday, after reports a bear was trapped inside.

When deputies arrived, they found the black bear had entered the laundry room before somehow managing to deadbolt the door from the inside.

In a Facebook post, the Missoula County Sheriffs Office explained the bear began to claw at the resident's belongings.

Rather than continuing its path of destruction, the bear climbed into a wardrobe and lay down for a much-needed snooze.

"When deputies knocked on the window, the bear was not the least bit impressed," police said.

"He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door.

"Eventually, deputies were able to unlock the door in hopes he would hop down and leave. However, their attempts were only met with more big bear yawns."

Photo: Missoula County Sheriffs Office via Facebook

Footage uploaded after the incident -- which you can watch above -- shows the bear relaxing on the top shelf, looking unusually calm.

It was eventually tranquilised, removed from the house and relocated to a nearby forest.

Residents were warned to lock their doors to prevent the incident from happening again.

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It's not the first time a bear has broken to a house to do something mundane.

In June 2017, a bear shuffled into a home in Colorado and banged out a tune on the piano.

The residents thought a burglar had ransacked the home, until they checked their cameras.