This black bear won’t be targeting a trash can again in a hurry.
The animal received a fright when it tried raiding the locked receptacle outside a home in Salem, Virginia, on May 2, reports UPI.
As the bear attempted to tip the can over, it activated the laughing mechanism on a creepy clown doll that the can’s owners had strapped to its side.
The clown’s menacing cackle spooked the bear, prompting it to run off. The trash can and its contents were left intact, meaning no clean up duties the following day.