Halloween props can apparently be used to scare off bears. A Virginia resident captured video of the effective method they devised to ward off a trash-stealing black bear — a creepy laughing clown doll. The video shows a bear approach a trash can outside the filmer’s Salem, Massachusetts home earlier this month and investigating the bin that has a large clown doll strapped to it. When the bear begins to open the can, the doll is activated and laughs loudly while its eyes light up and limbs flail. The bear flees the scene.