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'I was hysterical': Bears repeatedly break into Pine Mountain Club home

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Since Saturday, two bears have broken into the same home in Pine Mountain Club more than four times.

The homeowners said the bears come separately, but both have caused a lot of trouble.

"They're bad bears, they're really bad," Pamela Jansen said.

Jansen said she is handicap and her mother is elderly, so neighbors have been a big help when the bears intrude.

They named one of the bears Milo and said it broke through the door, destroyed windows, curtains, the kitchen and urinated on the carpet.

The bear stayed inside for about 30 minutes, but continues to come back around the house.

"He just keeps coming," Rose Jansen said. "They seemed tamed at first, but you know it's a wild animal, and you don't want to get close to it."

The Jansens have owned the home for over 20 years and said they've never seen anything like this.

They believe a big part of the bears coming near homes is because people continue to feed them, something they said they would never do.

"They're becoming accustom to finding food in houses, and that's exactly what they did," Pamela Jansen said.

"I'm still scared," Rose Jansen said, "There's a lot of bears around here, and people have to got to stop feeding them."

The Kern County Sheriff's Office has responded when the bears break in, and a trap has been set to catch them.

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