The officer who went to check it out found some minor damage in the unit and noted that food had been taken been taken from the freezer.
"Oh yeah, we love bears, just maybe not in our own house", Hawley explained. But her surveillance cameras captured the intruder, which had four paws.
In the video, the bear creeps into the family's home and then briefly appears to be playing the piano. Officials believe the bear entered the home through an unlatched kitchen window that the bear pushed open.
"I was not expecting that, at all", said resident Katie Hawley. The Vail Police department receives training to deal with animal calls and partners with the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife to respond when animals need to be relocated.
The bear can be seen grabbing some peanut butter and frozen berries for a snack before heading over to the piano.
The video struck a viral chord this week on the internet.
"I " m very surprised he didn't get trapped in the house.
While not almost as entertaining, we've had a few bear encounters in our area recently.