Brad Pitt, lover Angelina Jolie and her two adopted children narrowly escaped a vicious bear attack when the beasts broke into the actor's new Canadian holiday home.

The couple came face-to-face with two huge grizzlies after they found their way into Brad's kitchen and began rummaging for food. The heartthrob actor returned to his home, near Calgary, accompanied by Angelina and her two children Maddox and Zahara to be confronted by the massive animals.

The quick-thinking star ushered the children and Angelina out of the house before telephoning police to report the marauding animals. A source told National Enquirer magazine: "Brad was convinced he had surprised burglars but suddenly came upon these two bears. He wisely phoned cops who called in park rangers to shoo off the animals. It seems the animals had been attracted by food smells wafting from a kitchen window Brad had left ajar."

Park rangers rushed to the property and scared the bears away before warning the couple to make sure they keep all doors and windows locked when they leave the house to avoid attracting hungry animals. Brad is staying in the remote house while he shoots new movie 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'.