It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in West Hartford, Connecticut, when a bear ambled in to crash a 2-year outdated’s celebration. However fortunately, the fluffy black brute got here in peace. It wasn’t after the children — simply the cupcakes.
Recalling the stunning incident that occurred on Sept 4., Laura Majidian, mom of birthday boy Cyrus, told local station WTNH News she observed the bear come out of the woods mid-festivities, and promptly began grabbing youngsters by the “armful” to get them to security.
On the time, Cyrus and his mates have been in the course of dancing to music and operating round — you understand, basic celebration shenanigans.
“All of the grownups, we have been screaming on the bear,” Rauf Majidian, Cyrus’ father, instructed HLN’s Weekend Express. However, as Majidian places it, “he wasn’t fazed.”
Nope. The mild large as an alternative tiptoed over to the picnic desk, the place a tiered cupcake tray was positioned, then began chowing down on the sweets — and in a moderately dignified method, for those who ask me. The household instructed NBC Connecticut the bear dipped into the bagels and lox as well. Rauf Majidian posted video of the incident to Fb.
Although this specific pleasant bear interplay seems to be an remoted incident for the Majidian household, Laura Majidian stated such bear sightings aren’t unusual in her neighborhood. “Generally we’ve one within the early morning, like on trash day,” she stated. “Two nights after the get together, I noticed the bear once we have been going out for a stroll.”
This yr alone, in truth, there have been greater than 8,000 bear sightings in Connecticut, in line with a wildlife sightings map from the state’s Division of Vitality and Environmental Safety, or DEEP.
And the animals’ presence seems to be on the rise within the state, however why? One a part of the equation may be local weather change, a disaster that is exacerbated by human actions resembling burning coal for power.
On the notice of meals looking, DEEP says “climatic components, resembling drought, could lead to a meals scarcity, inflicting bears to journey many miles searching for meals.” Usually, the division describes black bears as usually shy, secretive and petrified of people, but when these animals discover meals round, says “they’ll lose their concern of people.”
Now, per WTNH Information, the Majidian household is apprehensive their current expertise might characterize “the brand new regular.” Although on the intense aspect, DEEP also says that black bears are “seldom aggressive towards people, even when cubs are current.”
“Slightly scared, I am a bit freaked out,” Laura Majidian stated, “however everybody was protected.”