Anyone home? Woman in Florida receives surprise Thanksgiving visitor as black bear wanders up to front door and rings doorbell
- A curious black bear wandered up a driveway in Florida and set off the doorbell
- Furry creature was caught on camera sniffing the porch and stood on hind legs
- The incident took place in Oviedo on November 25, night before Thanksgiving
A woman received a surprise visitor for Thanksgiving when a curious black bear wandered up to her house and set off her doorbell.
The furry creature was caught on camera as it sniffed her porch and stood on its hind legs and peered in the door.
The incident happened last week in Oviedo, Florida, the night before Thanksgiving.
Footage recorded on the doorcam shows the unexpected guest walk up the driveway towards the front door on all fours.
It stops as it reaches the door and peers up. It then hops onto it’s hind legs with its front paws on the door to get a better look inside.
The motion alerted the homeowners and a woman opens the door only to see the bear walking away.
‘Oh s*** it’s a bear!’ she exclaims in shock as she abruptly closes the door.
The bear can be seen looking around the driveway before it turns its back on the house and heads off.
The curious black bear wandered up a driveway in Florida and set off the doorbell
The video, which was captured on November 25, was posted online and received thousands of views.
The woman explained how she had been expecting a delivery driver, but opened the door to a bear instead.
‘I could hear my Ring doorbell activate, letting me know there was motion near my door,’ she said.
‘I thought I was opening to find a FedEx delivery but instead was greeted by the back end of a huge bear walking away.
‘The mama bear and her three cubs have been wondering my neighborhood for months.
‘This was my first encounter. Until last night, I had only seen them on neighbors Ring postings.’
A woman was surprised to see the furry visitor on November 25, night before Thanksgiving
The city of Oviedo in Florida is situated along Seminole County’s rural boundary, which is a prime setting for human bear interactions.
Florida has a black bear population of over 4,000, a 50 percent increase from 2002.
Residents who encounter a bear are advised to back away slowly, avoid eye contact and not to offer the bear food as it will be more likely to return.
In July, a woman in Virginia was pleasantly surprised when she also received a visit from a large black bear.
She was watering her flowers when the furry creature ambled into her backyard and took a quick nap in the kiddie pool.