Bears in beer-fuelled Norway cabin break in
Published: 09 Aug 2012 08:37 GMT+02:00
"They had a hell of a party in there," cabin owner Even Borthen Nilsen told NRK. "The cabin has the stench of a right old piss up, trash, and bears."
The bear, and three cubs, are reported to have forced their way into the cabin by ripping a wall off.
"The entire cabin was destroyed," Nilsen told the local Finnmarken.no daily.
Nilsen told of how his mother and grandmother were the first to discover the carnage left by the beer-thirsty bears, when they arrived at the cabin in Jarfjord in Finnmarken only to find the place turned over.
"The beds and all kitchen appliances, stove, oven and cupboards and shelves were all smashed to pieces," he said.
And furthermore the bears had finished off all the food and drink in the house - including all the marshmallows, chocolate spread, honey and over 100 cans of beer.
Nilsen explained that excrement on the outside of the cabin left him in no doubt that it was a family of bears which had taken over his cabin for night of feasting and drunken revelry.
"You can see footprints on the windows," he said.
Borthen Nilsen expressed concern that the bears may return to scene of their crime at some point in the future.
"The mother has taken her young there, thus there is no guarantee that it won't happen to other cabins, or to our hut again," he said.