Harry and Meghan have been warned that their pet chickens are in danger after a bear attacked a nearby basket.
The black bear was caught in front of surveillance cameras before killing eight chickens belonging to neighbor Penelope Bianchi, 74.
She is now urging the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to be on guard.
The couple rescued eight chicks from a factory farm to lead a “simple life” in their £ 11 million mansion in California.
Pregnant Meghan revealed to Oprah Winfrey in her controversial interview in March “Archie’s Chick Inn” – named after her two-year-old son – and said it was part of her effort to “get down to the basics” after royal duties are finished.
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Penelope, who lives next to Oprah in Montecito, hit frying pans to scare off the bear before the police arrived with non-lethal weapons.
The interior designer installed motion sensor headlights, sirens and cameras to keep him from returning after two raids this week.
She said, “We had dinner outside and heard the chickens get excited.
“It’s good that we were home, otherwise we’re sure the bear would have broken into the garage to take care of all the chickens.
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“It’s the first time this has happened in 40 years. Please, please Meghan and Harry, get these devices so your chickens are safe and the bear is safe.”
Resident Group The Montecito Association is planning a meeting to discuss “strategies” to control the bear, nicknamed “Carlos”.
Last year the locals demanded that it be knocked down.
The California Department for Fish and Wildlife said the bear was attracted to the smell of chickens.
A spokesman said of locals, “It’s not that they can’t afford fresh eggs, but for some reason people think they need a chicken coop.”
- ITV journalist Tom Bradby, a friend of the royals, said he felt “stuck in the middle” as Prince William and Harry’s relationship “slowly fell into something that was difficult personally and publicly – really for the past year and a half Years “. .