During a Wednesday morning visit to the back door of the Edelweiss Restaurant, 34. E. Ramona Ave., the bear pushed the garbage bin about 50 feet into the parking lot, flipped the container over and opened the lid to eat food tossed the night before.
The Edelweiss signature dish is rouladen — top round steak pounded and rolled, stuffed with bacon, mustard, onions and pickle; covered in a dark gravy and accompanied by red cabbage and fried potatoes.
Look out: The bear, pictured, has a quick scout for any restaurant workers
Huge: Standing on its hind legs, the hungry bear is over six-foot
Better access: The bruin, pictured, then gets irritated and pulls the bin out into the open
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If the bear keeps returning, wildlife officers will get involved and the bear will be tagged and relocated. If the Edelweiss bear can’t break the garbage habit, it may be euthanized.
Wildlife officials discourage people from purposely feeding bears.
“It creates a very dangerous situation, mostly for the bear,” Hampton said. “None of it ends well for the bear.”