Unexpected visitor: Woman finds bear in her apartment
October 20, 2015
A North Carolina woman says she entered her daughter's apartment and found a bear. The wild animal had gotten in by opening an unlocked door. Then it roamed through the home.
Kelley Klope is the Asheville Fire Department spokeswoman. She told news outlets the mother called 911 after spotting the bear. It was eating some pet food.
Mike Carraway is a North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologist. He says the bear smelled dog food. It was right inside the door. The bear was able to get in through the door. It pulled down on the unlocked handle.
Klope says crews arrived. Then they hit on the ceiling. That was to scare the bear. The animal then left unharmed.
Klope says all that was left in the wake of the bear's visit was a broken flowerpot and blind.
Carraway says similar break-ins are rare. This was the first one this year in the Asheville area.
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