Bear struggles to steal large pumpkin from Ontario porch

An Ontario family’s home security camera was rolling when a bear visited their front porch to steal a large pumpkin — and found the task more difficult than expected.

Ashley Larose, of Sudbury, said she had just finished putting up the fall decorations on her front porch when the home had a late night visit from a hungry bear.

Larose said the bear already had eaten a couple of smaller pumpkins when it attempted to walk off with a large one.

The video recorded by Larose’s security camera shows the bear attempting unsuccessfully to carry the pumpkin in its paws, before switching to carrying the gourd with its mouth.

The bear makes it only a short distance before losing its grip. Larose said the bear ended up leaving the pumpkin behind.