Following their first bear invasion that Friday, the Knowles family locked the windows and doors and left home for a dinner gathering.
They returned a few hours later to find a kitchen casement window had been torn open, its lock twisted into uselessness. Their home had been trashed all over again.
The family cleaned up their home and went to bed, hoping they’d have no move visits from bears.
But the next day was the worst. Knowles and his family returned home at 7 p.m. to find the house completely ransacked. The bears had trashed 7-year-old Takemi’s bedroom, rummaging through his closet, even defecating on his bed.
We now have a definitive answer to that age-old question. That would be “NO”.