Bear crashes through skylight to lick frosting off birthday cupcakes

Best story today! An birthday guest crashed, literally, an infant’s birthday party in order to get at cupcakes.

A bear came crashing through the skylight of the Juneau home of Alicia Bishop and Glenn Merrill as they were preparing the birthday party for their infant son Jackson.

Somehow the bear shimmied its way up the roof and crashed through the skylight then landed in the middle of the family’s living room. Bishop told the Juneau Empire that she could hear the sound of plexiglass cracking.

I was literally in the room, and I heard this cracking…And the next thing you know, there’s this bear that, I mean, literally, fell right from (the skylight). It was like three feet away from me.”

Merrill was in the adjoining room with their son when  whose infant son Jackson was in the adjoining room at the time and bear and dad locked eyes in disbelief.

I didn’t know who was more stunned. Both, I think.”

But if the bear was stunned at first by the drop, it quickly recovered when it saw cupcakes. Lured by lemon blueberry and peanut butter ones, it sauntered over to the table. Bishop said the bear didn’t seem afraid of humans.

The bear walks over and puts its paws up on the table and starts licking his birthday cupcakes, and I’m just like, you’ve got to be kidding me.”

After a few licks, Bishop and Merrill managed to shoo the bear out the door.

Story by Emily Russo Miller

h/t: Juneau Empire

Photo: Flickr Talaheim Lodge and Air Taxi


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