Black bear chased out of Indian village after drinking up 5 litres of kitchen oil

A black bear in central India was chased out of a village into the forest after sneaking into a store to eat up various kitchen supplies on July 26.

The bear entered the village of Girda in Buldana district, Maharashtra, coming from the nearby forest at around 7:00am, and tore open the shutters of a nearby store owned by Mr. Chagan Chandalkar, before drinking 5 litres of edible oil.

Villagers found the large omnivore and immediately contacted the Forest Department, but were unable to reach them, prompting them to form a crowd outside to shout and scare the bear back into the forest.

There were no reported injuries, and the bear was able to return safely to the wild.