A bear wanders into a bar and the bartender freaks out. This might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, only it really happened and how the story ends is a bit surprising.
A black bear actually walked into the bar at the Alaskan Hotel in downtown Juneau Monday night.
A bear wandered into a Juneau bar only to be scared off by a screaming bartender. (Image via Facebook video screenshot)
Bartender Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy said she yelled, "No bear! Get out! No! You can't be in here!"
And the bear listened, backing out the door from whence he had came.
The bear on the streets of Juneau. (Image via Facebook video screenshot)
Watch the surveillance footage of the incident:
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State biologist Ryan Scott says it's rare for black bears to go inside Juneau businesses, but they have wandered inside homes before.
He told KTOO-TV the staff did a great job, and it was good news the bear left. Svetlik-McCarthy joked that the bear also looked too young to be entering a bar.
The Alaskan Hotel & Bar (Photo: Wikimedia)
State wildlife officials have killed two nuisance bears in Juneau this summer.
This also isn't the first time an angry woman yelling at a bear has managed to scare it off.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.