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David Coverdale Recounts Recent Bear Encounters

David Coverdale has been dealing with a recent home invasion…by a big-ass BEAR!  In an interview with “Classic Rock” magazine, the Whitesnake frontman says he was at his home in Lake Tahoe over the weekend when a 450-to-500-pound black bear “took out two armed screens, opened the fridge, ate his fill,” and then left his own, more personal mess.

Coverdale says he went upstairs and, unable to find his air horns, simply “shouted like crazy” to interrupt the bear and scare him away and adds that he didn’t know how the bear got in until he saw the animal “rear up on its hind legs and squeeze out” through a five-to-six-inch opening in the sliding doors – which have “bear poles” that are supposed to prevent humans and wildlife from entering.  One “heartbreaking” loss for David?  The loss of the antique Tiffany lamp the bear smashed while making its exit.

In a funny postscript, Coverdale adds via Twitter that he actually “recognized” this bear, and it was “the third time.”  He also says he’s spoken with “the ‘bear’ authorities” who tell him he’s “done everything that was suggested” to make his home “bear proof,” which is “obviously, not enough.”  And his bear encounters are apparently not over.  In a tweet yesterday David joked “it must be a Teddy Bears Picnic” since “another bear just wandered into the gardens.”  But the rocker also seems to enjoy the intruders – at least outside his home – adding, “isn’t nature wonderful?”

 

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