‘Close Your Garage’: Video Captures Bear Roaming Virginia Neighborhood

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Ehson Ali

Watching a deer take a stroll though your neighborhood may be exciting — but a bear might make you panic.

One resident in Gainesville, Virginia, knows the feeling after waking up to see that his Nest security camera caught video of a large black bear walking in his front yard.

"So my doorbell caught some motion last night. Woke up to look at it and I was stunned. A BEAR! Close your garage and keep your pets inside," Ehson Ali wrote on Facebook along with a video clip of the bear.

The bear was roaming the Hopewells Landing subdivision, according to Inside NoVa

Animal control experts advise putting away anything in your yard that could smell like food to a bear.

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