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Bear Necessities

Bear strolls into 7-Eleven, uses hand sanitizer as worker screams 'get out!' Perhaps he needed his bear necessities.

 

November 25, 2021

A screaming 7-Eleven clerk in Olympic Valley, California got a closer wildlife encounter than she desired after a black bear strolled into the store and "used" the hand sanitizer station.

A clip of the critter's bizarre convenience store stop boasts 8.1 million views on TikTok as of Tuesday morning.

"Oh my goodness, he knows how to open - heeey, stooop!" 7-Eleven employee Rachelle Ducusin, 44, can be heard screaming hysterically at the burly beast in the now-viral clip, which she uploaded to the platform on Sunday.

"Stoooop! Shhhhh. Shhhh. Get out!" she continues in a combo shew-and-shriek before bursting into a series of dramatic sobs and empty threats.

The incident began after Ducusin attempted to stop the bear from ransacking her trash cans outside, whereupon it charged her twice, Storyful reported. Thankfully, the terrified woman was able to duck into the store and dial 911 before the animal entered.

The accompanying 40-second footage shows the cinnamon-colored bruin opening the door a la the "Jurassic Park" velociraptors while Ducusin screams at it to "get out!"

Ignoring her pleas, the inquisitive critter noses the automated hand sanitizer dispenser, prompting it to squirt several drops onto its head.

From there, this wannabe Winnie continues to peruse the mart, and at one point even stands on its hind legs with its paws upon the counter - as if waiting to be served. All the while, Ducusin can be heard wailing her head off.

Fortunately, emergency services arrived and scared off the furry interloper by shooting it with rubber bullets. However, the pesky animal returned to the 7-Eleven later that morning to rummage through the garbage bins.

Perhaps Ducusin should be thankful it didn't destroy her store shelves like a rampaging monitor lizard recently did in a store in Indonesia

 

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