Woman wearing headphones terrified when bear sneaks up and starts licking her

A woman from Lake James, North Carolina got the shock of her life when a bear appeared out of nowhere and started licking her. She was doing yoga and listening to music on her headphones when she felt something brush against her neck. Assuming it was her neighbor’s dog, she turned to pet it only to find a black bear trying to lick her ear. Terrified she stumbled backward into the water and the bear ran off. She wrote about her experience in a Facebook post last week.

Started my morning down at the lake. Enjoyed my yoga while watching the sunrise. I was sitting on the steps with my feet propped by the water listening to Ray Lamontagne, WHEN I FELT A SNIFF ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND A LICK UP MY NECK. I reached up to pet the (assumed) neighbors dog, only to discover I AND THE BEAR were startled to meet. I stumbled backwards into the water and he ran up the hill. So much for finally being off blood pressure medicine…..”


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