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‘Get out of here!’: Connecticut man records moment he discovers bear in his kitchen

The bear wandered onto Bill Priest's property at least three times, and state officials have set up a trap to humanely capture and relocate the animal.

A Connecticut man came home to a wild scare over the weekend, discovering a bear in his kitchen, which returned once again the next day even though he had shooed the animal away. 

Bill Priest was working outside his West Hartford home Sunday around 11:30 a.m. when he went inside only to find the black-coated bear.

“Go on! That way, go! Get out of here!” Priest said in video he recorded, capturing the bear walking slowly and reluctantly out of the house.

Priest told NBC Connecticut the creature didn’t take or break anything. The bear had made entry through the front, breaking down the screen door to the front entrance, he said.

Sunday's sighting wasn't the first time the bear had wandered onto Priest's property. He said he first saw it last week breaking into his garage refrigerator. 

“I mean, I don’t care, run around the yard all you want, but now you’ve crossed the line,” Priest told NBC Connecticut. 

Sunday also wasn't the last time the bear would come around.

At 5:30 a.m. Monday, Priest heard noise at the front door. 

“I thought it was my wife just checking on the front taking a look around, but it turns out he [the bear] was here,” Priest said. 

Priest contacted Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and a crew arrived to set up a trap to humanely capture the bear, with plans to relocate it.