North Carolina Man Relaxing In His Carport Nearly Jumps Out Of His Seat When Black Bear Sneaks Up On Him

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Imagine enjoying the breeze outside while laying out at your house, and you start to doze off…

Next thing you know you wake up to a MASSIVE black bear looking you dead in the eyes, and there’s nowhere for you to run.

Yeah, I’d just start counting my blessings and hope the bear runs away.

This nightmare turned into a terrifying reality for David Oppenheimer, a resident of Asheville, North Carolina.

In the video footage, you can see Oppenheimer chilling out, when all of a sudden he sees something in his peripheral…

It’s a black bear.

He immediately jumps and puts his pillow in attack position, but I don’t think that pillow is gonna provide much defense for him.

Luckily, the black bear appeared to be just as startled as Oppenheimer was, and ran off.

He recalled the wild scene to USA Today:

“I was a little frightened because it was right there, and I didn’t know what it would do. It was almost in front of me. We immediately made eye contact.”

He also mentioned that it isn’t unusual to see the creatures roaming around in their neighborhood:

“We are all used to them. They really don’t want to bother people. If I saw it coming, I would be more calm.”

Yeah, ok. Even if I’d seen a thousand bears before, I still don’t think that would be enough for me to be relaxed if one walked within a couple feet from me.

Just see for yourself:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock