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Travelers Rest resident catches black bear trying to root through trash cans

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Bear in Travelers Rest (Source: Jami Whittaker) Bear in Travelers Rest (Source: Jami Whittaker)
Bear in Travelers Rest (Source: Jami Whittaker) Bear in Travelers Rest (Source: Jami Whittaker)
Bear in Travelers Rest (Source: Jami Whittaker) Bear in Travelers Rest (Source: Jami Whittaker)
Claw marks on trash can (Source: Jami Whittaker) Claw marks on trash can (Source: Jami Whittaker)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Travelers Rest woman is reminding her neighbors to keep their trash cans secure after getting an unexpected late-night visitor.

Jami Whittaker lives in the Glassy Ridge subdivision and said around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, she heard a noise outside.

She spotted a black bear trying to get into their "critter proof" trash cans, but it fled when her dogs started barking. They keep their trash cans chained up and with a bungee cord securing the lid.

About half an hour later, Whittaker said the bear returned and she was able to snap some photos. She shared the pictures as a reminder to others that bears are on the move.

She said she wants to make sure everyone, including bears, are safe this spring.

If you spot a bear, report the sighting to SC Department of Natural Resources here.

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