A bear walks into a bar

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Friday, July 26, 2013 - 3:35pm

Witness says patrons were oblivious when a bear walked into a bar in Colorado.

A witness says patrons of a bar in Colorado were oblivious when a bear snuck up behind them.

At this bar on the main street in Estes Park, there's a bear welcoming customers to the bar.

Apparently, one black bear took the message literally.

The black bear started his evening dumpster diving

"I guess nothing seemed palpable, so he just kept going," said Daniel Lyell.

So, he went bar hopping.

Lyell says, "He didn't think too long before he started walking into the bar."

Daniel Lyell followed the bear right into Lonigans Bar

"So, I followed him back to these back doors right under the Coors sign."

He snapped this picture as he tried to warn the imbibing customers of impending danger.

Daniel says, "I tried to holler, 'Bear,' so people could hear me. They were oblivious. He kept wandering up to the middle bar where all the patrons are."

The surveillance system caught the barhopping bear on camera.

The owner however missed what he estimates to be his six-foot three-hundred-plus-pound customer.

"But we are in Rocky Mountains, so it's their territory not ours," said owner David Callahan.

The bartender is used to some burly drinkers but isn't sure how she'd have reacted to this one.

"First reaction, probably have a heart attack. Second, give him whatever he wants," said the bartender.

We're not sure if this is the same bear that broke into an Estes Park Chocolate store, last summer, trading candy for cocktails this year.

The bartenders here plan to offer shots named in honor of the thirsty bear.

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