It seemed a normal morning for Lemon Creek liquor store clerk Roger Thibodeau: the sun was beginning to shine outside of his store and a guest had just come in and poured some coffee.
Everything seemed routine, then another guest walked in and changed his morning.
Per Alaska Dispatch News:
A Lemon Creek liquor store got an unexpected customer Friday morning, KTOO reported.
Roger Thibodeau, a Liquor Barrel clerk, posted a video of a bear walking through the store’s front door about 8:30 a.m.
At first glance, Thibodeau said, it looked like a dog, but then he saw its snout.
“Oh my god,” Thibodeau said, “I think that was the closest I’ve ever been to a bear. I was basically kind of stunned when I saw it.”
Thibodeau, who was behind the counter, described the bear as a cinnamon-colored juvenile about the size of an adult malamute dog.
In the video, the bear can be seen walking in the open front door, looking at the candy rack and standing upright while looking at his options.
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Thibodeau was worried the bear wasn’t alone.