Unexpected visitor: Woman finds bear in her apartment (Thinkstock)
Unexpected visitor: Woman finds bear in her apartment
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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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COMMENTS (174)
  • nusibhac-ogg
    10/21/2015 - 01:29 p.m.

    This article was cool Thanks

  • kaylim-ogg
    10/22/2015 - 09:07 a.m.

    Why did the bear want to eat dog food

    • lgroce-wal
      10/22/2015 - 02:57 p.m.

      crazy

    • Cole P-tar
      5/18/2017 - 10:29 a.m.

      I think he ate the dog food because he was hungry.

      • Lilly T-tar
        5/19/2017 - 10:36 a.m.

        I think so too!

    • Cole P-tar
      5/18/2017 - 10:29 a.m.

      I really liked this story.

    • Cierra H-tar
      5/19/2017 - 10:26 a.m.

      The bear wanted to eat the dog food because the fumes that the bear was smelling were amusing to the bears opinion. Um-mm well I did some research and it says that a bears or well most bears eat plates, insects, fish, and animals.

    • Lilly T-tar
      5/19/2017 - 10:35 a.m.

      The bear wanted to eat the dog food because it was probably hungry and it also was possibly wondering what it was!

    • ChaseM-tar
      5/19/2017 - 10:55 a.m.

      I think that the bear had eaten the pet food since it probably smelled like meat.

  • ms-bla
    10/22/2015 - 11:11 a.m.

    How did he get into the apartment building in the first place?

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