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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 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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What lured the bear into the apartment?
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  • tylutka,paulina-cas
    10/21/2015 - 12:11 p.m.

    1. The bear was lured into the lady's apartment by the smell of pet food near the door.
    2. This situation could have been much worse. If the lady came into the apartment and didn't see the bear she could've been attacked. Many people have pets and keep their pets food inside so the fact that the bear smelled the food through closed doors is pretty terrifying.

  • joeg-orv
    10/21/2015 - 12:25 p.m.

    The pet food lured the bear into the apartment. The bear was hungry and in the area and when he smelled the pet food he immediately went to the house.

  • wschl-wim4
    10/21/2015 - 01:00 p.m.

    I wonder if the bear will be set free because when wild animals get food from human they keep coming back

  • joeniyam-wil
    10/21/2015 - 01:02 p.m.

    What lured the bear into the apartment is dog food inside the door.
    So the hungry bear sniffed it...unlocked the door to eat some pet food.This is a very weird, rare, and interesting story.

  • samanthas-1-ste
    10/21/2015 - 01:03 p.m.

    Wild animals seem to go through many items owned by humans. It is odd that this bear chose this home because there had not been any before.

  • bmccu-wim4
    10/21/2015 - 01:05 p.m.

    I am surprised that the bear was able to open the door of the apartment. The mother did the right by calling emergency services instead of taking matters into her own hands. I happy that there wasn't anything broken expect the flower pot and blind.

  • ygadh-wim4
    10/21/2015 - 01:05 p.m.

    In the text it sais that dog food lured the bear into the apartment.

    it was really cool how the bear opened an unlocked door by itself.

  • swise-wim
    10/21/2015 - 01:05 p.m.

    I think that the bear was lured into the apartment because it smelled the pet food. The bear was tempted by the pet food and it couldn't help itself.
    It is very surprising that all the bear wanted to do in the apartment was eat the pet food! The owner was lucky it didn't do any damage.

  • azane-wim4
    10/21/2015 - 01:14 p.m.

    Bears smell pet food and randomly walk into people apartments? I've never heard that one before... It is amazing the bear was even in an apartment area in the first place!

  • brian-fer
    10/21/2015 - 01:17 p.m.

    The dog food.

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