Poland's Bears Putting off Bedtime

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 7 (UPI) — A lead-in to winter that has been unusually warm is deflecting the attention of Poland’s bears from sleep to food, tourists say.

Recent visitors to Tatra National Park have been getting the unexpected sight of bears wandering near tourist trails, Poland radio reported Monday.

National park worker Marek Peksa blames the recent relatively warm weather, with temperatures often been above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, “causes the bears to be active, instead of getting ready for their winter hibernation.”

That Yogi-the-bear-like activity has included raiding beehives for honey and stripping apples off trees.

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