Upstate woman spots bear outside Paris Mountain home - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate woman spots bear outside Paris Mountain home

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Bear approaches front door of Greenville Co. home (Aug. 30, 2017/FOX Carolina) Bear approaches front door of Greenville Co. home (Aug. 30, 2017/FOX Carolina)
Black bear outside Paris Mountain home (Source: Margaret Thomas) Black bear outside Paris Mountain home (Source: Margaret Thomas)
Black bear outside Paris Mountain home (Source: Margaret Thomas) Black bear outside Paris Mountain home (Source: Margaret Thomas)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Margaret Thomas said she and her husband, Jim, spotted an unusual neighbor outside their Greenville County home on Wednesday.

Thomas sent photos of a black bear outside her residence on The Summit on Paris Mountain. The bear later approached the front door of the home before knocking over her trashcans. 

"He's looking right at us and then he stands up on his hind legs and put his paws up on the door," Thomas said. "And I'm saying, 'oh please, Lord don't let him break the glass.' I don't want anything to hurt him but I don't want to be hurt either."

Trash pick-up day for the area is on Thursday, according to Thomas, and she wants to make sure her neighbors are aware when placing their trashcans outside tonight.

The Department of Natural Resources advises securing garbage in "bear-proof" containers or keeping it inside until the morning of pick-up.

READ MORE: DNR shares what to do if you see a black bear

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