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It wasn’t the wilds of Colorado but a neighborhood in Atlanta where a black bear dared to show its face — freaking out the entire community.

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A video, taken by a child, shows the bear scampering about the Woodstock neighborhood, which abuts a wooded area.

Resident Sharis Meyer couldn’t believe the news when she was told to be on the lookout for a bear (and to get any small pets inside, on the double).


“I couldn’t believe it. I first thought someone was kidding me,” she told Channel 2 Action News. “A bear in the neighborhood? You got to be kidding me.”

Soon after the video was shot, the bear disappeared into the nearby brush.

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Wildlife experts say bears are seldom threatening unless they are protecting their young. But they did caution to make sure and keep any food inside the house.

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