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American Black Bear Damage (Ursus americanus) around our Camper An adolescent (~ 200lbs or so) black bear has been scouting our home for food in recent weeks. Jason failed to secure our garbage properly a couple of weeks ago, and we inevitably caught the young bear tearing through the trash for breakfast one morning. See the sparkling water can in the photos.<br />
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As most black bears do, it returned to our location to try to find something else to munch on. When it didn&#039;t find anything outside (as we secured everything properly), it decided to make a mess on our front porch and try to break into our locked refrigerator outside (see photos 1 &amp; 2). We didn&#039;t realize it at the time, but it also attempted to get into our kitchen in which we had recently cooked. It did some damage to our screen window (see the last photo). We were hanging out in bed after dinner and heard a guttural &quot;huff&quot; and &quot;snorfle&quot; followed by the camper shaking. We ran out and proceeded to make lots of noise to scare the bear away. We now know what it was up to!<br />
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I really need to get my trail cam back up and running! American black bear,Geotagged,United States,Ursus americanus Click/tap to enlarge

American Black Bear Damage (Ursus americanus) around our Camper

An adolescent (~ 200lbs or so) black bear has been scouting our home for food in recent weeks. Jason failed to secure our garbage properly a couple of weeks ago, and we inevitably caught the young bear tearing through the trash for breakfast one morning. See the sparkling water can in the photos.

As most black bears do, it returned to our location to try to find something else to munch on. When it didn't find anything outside (as we secured everything properly), it decided to make a mess on our front porch and try to break into our locked refrigerator outside (see photos 1 & 2). We didn't realize it at the time, but it also attempted to get into our kitchen in which we had recently cooked. It did some damage to our screen window (see the last photo). We were hanging out in bed after dinner and heard a guttural "huff" and "snorfle" followed by the camper shaking. We ran out and proceeded to make lots of noise to scare the bear away. We now know what it was up to!

I really need to get my trail cam back up and running!

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  1. Thanks for posting! Posted one year ago
    1. No problem! Thank you for your interest <3 Posted one year ago
  2. Now that's a wild experience! Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Sep 22, 2020. Captured in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.