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 entered by opening an unlocked door. Then it roamed through the home.
Asheville Fire Department spokeswoman Kelley Klope told news outlets the mother called emergency services after spotting the bear. It was eating some pet food.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Mike Carraway says the bear smelled dog food right inside the door. It was able to get in through the door by pulling down on the unlocked handle.
Klope says crews arrived and hit on the ceiling 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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