Bear Causes Commotion Near North Georgia Mountains

9:35 AM, Apr 25, 2013   |    comments
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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife authorities are looking into reports that a large black bear is menacing at least one resident in the Dawsonville area in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains.

Stella Millsapps tells WSB-TV that she fears the bear might attempt to break into her home. She says the animal has come out of the woods night after night for the past several weeks and prowls around her property.

Millsapps set up a camera to capture pictures of the bear as it chewed on a garage can and her grill.

She's tied up her large garbage can to keep the bear from raiding it, but said it still gets into the garbage, dragging any food scraps and trash out the woods.

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