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Smarter than the average bear! Bear gets into Santa Barbara County home, enjoys drink of water

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Santa Barbara County Fire Department
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A bear got into the laundry room of a Santa Barbara County home Thursday, and enjoyed some water from a water line it broke in the process.

No one hurt during bear's adventure in Cuyama Valley.

An adventurous bear is the talk of a Santa Barbara County community, after making itself an uninvited house guest.

It happened at around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, in the Cuyama Valley. A resident found the bear in a laundry room.

The bear apparently broke a water line, and used the leaking water as a drinking fountain.

Santa Barbara County firefighters were able to safely get the bear out of the house. No one was hurt.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.