Morning Brew: A Wild 500-Pound Bear Is Breaking Into Homes In South Lake Tahoe + Your Dog Can Recognize Your Voice

CHARLOTTE, NC — In this Pure Intentions Coffee Morning Brew segment, a wild 500-pound bear is getting into trouble for breaking into homes, and researchers at a university believe your dog can recognize your voice.

A wild 500-pound bear is getting into trouble for breaking into homes in South Lake Tahoe. The bear has been named “Hank the Tank”. Hank has even broken into the same house more than once. The department of fish and wildlife has been trying to track and trap him with 36 homes already damaged in the area. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the search for Hank.

Researchers at a university in Budapest studied 28 dogs while animals played hide-and-seek in the lab. The scientists used more than a dozen different voices, including the pet’s owner. They say the dogs were guided just by their owner’s voice and found them in 82% of cases. The team believes the study can have real-world applications for dogs with separation anxiety.