Florida couple shared shocking footage showing two black bears trying to gain entry into their house through their front door Christmas morning.
Marlene Stark of Sanford got a notification through her Ring Doorbell that someone was there. However, she thought it was just a friend dropping by to say hello.
She walked up to the front door and looked outside. There were two bears standing at its back legs, one pawing at her doorknob.
Two black bears tried to get into a Florida home by entering through their front doors on Christmas Day. This shocking footage was shared by a couple.
Marlene Stark of Sanford got a notification on her Ring Doorbell that somebody was at the front door. However, she thought it was just a friend dropping by to say hello. It was bears
She shared footage of the incident with Fox News, showing two bears — an adult and a cub — sniffing around the porch.
She stated, “We just heard Ring front doors open.”
“Our community is located just down the street from Black Bear Wilderness Preserve. Bears are quite common in our neighborhood, and they have been seen within the area.”
The most startling thing was that it was the first time they tried to open my front door. Thank God, though, the front door was not locked.
She also told Fox 35 Orlando, ‘We didn’t know it was bears initially. Then, she ran towards the front door saying “Oh my God,” and we immediately toss the bolt lock.
I didn’t realize they were able to unlock the front door. So, I’m glad it was locked.’
Both bears and cubs spent time at the front door. Marlene had some potted plants out on Marlene’s patio, so the bears and cubs looked around before turning back and leaving.
Marlene claimed she is puzzled why animals wanted to access her home.
I didn’t realize they were able to unlock the front door. So, I’m glad it was locked,’ she said
Marlene had some potted plants that the cub looked at before they eventually both turned around and went their separate ways.
Marlene lives in close proximity to a Black Bear Wilderness Preserve so they are not unusual to be seen there. However, Marlene has never tried to bring one inside.
‘I’ve seen all kings of things [like], “You must’ve been coking something and they’re hungry.” She explained that she was making a roast and the pan was not covered. ‘It wasn’t outside, so I don’t know.’
Back in September 2020, a Colorado woman named Charlene Bixler went viral after she shared a clip online that showed a baby bear trying to get into her home.
The caption read, “Our little visitor Yesterday,” and showed the cub scratching her sliding glass door.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife states that bears can sense food and enter houses if it is possible.
According to its website, ‘If you see a bear in your backyard or nearby, please do yourself and it a favor and run away.
A confident and loud attitude, combined with loud noises (clapping hands, banging on pans and pots, blowing an aero horn, etc.) will make bears run.
If a bear comes into your home, you should open all doors and windows. Don’t approach the bear or block escape routes.’