Bear chows down on top of Petersburg mobile home

Posted at 8:28 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 20:28:20-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) -- For the second time in two days a bear has been spotted in Petersburg.

Neighbors living in a mobile home park near I-95 first saw the bear on Wednesday.

Folks said they were stunned when the animal climbed on top of one trailer to eat.

“You never see a bear in Petersburg,” said Laura Smyth. “He came out and stared at everybody, until I got too close, and then he smacked the trailer to tell me to get away.”

Smyth said that eventually the bear got spooked, so he climbed up a tree and stayed put until dark.

However, neighbors said that when they woke up Thursday morning the bear was gone.

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