Bears Frequent Lake Tahoe Convenience Store [VIDEO]


Wildlife experts are warning that bears in Lake Tahoe may have become a little too comfortable around humans.

Case-in-point: A convenience store in Kings Beach has become a popular shopping spot for local bears, who frequently walk into the store during business hours and ravage the candy and cracker aisle.

In one instance, clerk Paul Heigh attempted to shoo a bear from the premises, prompting the furry beast to lunge at him. "Not in the job description, no," Heigh says. "Fighting off bears was not in the job description."

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