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A black bear rings the doorbell of a Greenville County woman

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) — When Wendy Watson saw the visitor captured on her video doorbell early Tuesday morning, she said she nearly spat out her coffee.

His Remo+ camera recorded a black bear walking towards the door and appearing to “ring” his door at around 3:30 am

“The bear kind of got on the porch and reached around the doorbell and there was a little nose print on the window that you can see,” Watson said, “He looked around a little bit. from him and came back down and while he was here he ate a lot of birdseed.

A Greenville County woman’s security camera captured a black bear walking to the door and appearing to “ring” her doorbell around 3:30 a.m.

The bear has been a regular visitor around his home on Old McElhaney Road in northern Greenville County.

Watson said she had just filled her bird feeders and the bear had destroyed two of them.

Greg Lucas of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said he estimates the bear in the video to be around two to four years old.

Lucas said bears are adept climbers and love bird feeders, so if you want to keep them away from your property, you can remove feeders and other food odors.

Bear sightings have increased upstate over the past decade, Lucas said, and are commonly seen this time of year in Greenville, Pickens and Oconee counties.


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