Two tourists from Bergen skedaddled from their tent dressed in underpants after allegedly hearing a roaring bear, early Friday morning.
Both men had set up camp the previous day to spend the night in the mountains above Helleland village in Eigersund county, western Norway, when the incident occurred at approximately 4am.
Rogaland police district’s Victor Jensen says, “They were awakened by 5 to 6 hefty roars which they thought must have come from a bear despite the fact they had never heard a bear bellow before.”
The two ran down to the E39 motorway and rang officers from a Shell petrol station after their approximately 30-minute hasty journey, informing them they would try to spend the rest of the night in a motel before going back to collect their equipment and belongings at daylight.
Police are not discounting anything so far, but a local officer tells The Foreigner the noise may have come from a different animal.
“Cows do sometimes graze in the area, but the men were scared, at any rate,” he states.
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