VIDEO — Bear cubs surprise resort employees

Workers at a northern Minnesota resort had a close encounter with two bear cubs found inside a large, green dumpster on property grounds

MINNESOTA | Workers at a northern Minnesota resort had a close encounter with two bear cubs found inside a large, green dumpster on property grounds.

A worker throwing out trash discovered the cubs on Wednesday morning inside a dumpster at the Cascade Rental Vacation resort in Lutsen. They say the container had been secured with bear bars and they’re not sure how the cubs got in – or when.

Maintenance workers fashioned a makeshift ladder and coaxed the cubs out by making noise and banging on the trash bin. Other workers captured the effort on a cell phone.

One of the cubs quickly scrambled out but the second one popped its head out a couple of times and went back in before finally climbing out.

They ran off and joined their mother in a nearby tree.