When a woman in North Lake Tahoe, California left her door open to take out the trash, a bear entered and knocked her to the ground.
The incident took place on June 16 in “broad daylight,” according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, after the animal entered the house while the woman was outside.
The sheriff’s office posted a statement on its Facebook page explaining that the incident. “The victim had gone back into the home and came face-to-face with the bear, who scratched the victim’s face and knocked them to the ground. Thankfully, the victim was able to flee the bear and dial 911.
The victim’s condition is unknown, according to the sheriff’s office.
The bear had climbed a nearby tree, according to the responding deputies.
The sheriff’s office reported that “California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived at the home and took the bear.”
Even if they “plan to return within minutes,” the sheriff’s office advised residents to lock their doors.
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The Plаcer County Sheriff’s Office wаs contаcted by Newsweek for more informаtion.
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