As bears are preparing for hibernation, the public is seeing them more as they might move closer to homesteads foraging for food. One bear entering a woman's backyard though crossed the line when it stepped close to the house.
A video posted by YouTube user Nayana Grillo shows footage of a large black bear wandering into well-groomed backyard. The man filming the scene seems to be fine with the animal meandering around the yard's flower beds until it makes its way up the home's back porch stairs. You can hear the man's voice calling to a woman named Nishanto saying "the bear is here," suggesting that they'd seen this visitor before. Nishanto was not happy to welcome him back.
Coming out the back door, you see the woman point and shout at the bear, telling it to "get down right now!" "No, no," she says forcefully.
Watch this local news report of the viral video:
Thoroughly scolded, the bear begins to make its way shamefully back down the steps from the house. So frightened, it even runs away from the yard.
Here's the original "The Bear Meets Nishanto" from YouTube:
The video has gone viral with more than 1.5 million hits after five days being on the site. Commenters have some interesting thoughts on the clip as well. Some call her gutsy, others say it's the "mean mom voice" that effectively scares off the bear, while another says that women can "even nag a bear into leaving."
(H/T: Grind TV)