Bear Climbs Balcony to Say Hello

Occurred on July 14, 2019 / Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

Info from Licensor: "I was on the upper deck eating an oatmeal snack and heard a noise below me. When I looked over the railing there was a black bear walking on the railing of the deck below me. I quickly got my phone out to video the bear. She looked up at me and snorted, probably smelled my snack, and then started to climb the pole to the upper deck. Very quickly, out of panic I ran into the house and closed the door behind me. When I turned around the bear was up on the deck where I had been standing. It happened so quickly that I was basically speechless."