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Local Family Encounters Bear With Cubs, Mama Bear Takes Dog Food

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Last Updated on February 12, 2022 7:02 pm

Editor's note Sunday, July 21: Since the publication of this article, more people have shared their recent encounter with bears. See their photos and videos by clicking this link.


The Loflin family from Banner Elk sent in two videos of a bear encounter on Thursday.

Ryan Loflin shares with WataugaOnline.com, “Around 3:30pm on Thursday, I went downstairs to let my dog out. The second she got outside, she started barking and begging to come in. Not but 5 minutes later, a mama bear and 3 cubs climb on our porch, and steal Riley’s ( our dog) dog food!!”

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