Watch: Bear takes a stroll on a roof in Bear Valley

Published: Jun. 10, 2020 at 7:30 AM AKDT
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A bear in Bear Valley got quite the view when it climbed on top of a home and took a walk on the roof.

Terri Warren, an Anchorage resident, sent Channel 2 video of the bear on the roof Tuesday morning. How did it get up there? It climbed of course!

Anchorage resident sees a bear on a roof and hits record

Yup... that is a bear on a roof. Story: #Alaska #Anchorage #Bear

Posted by Channel 2 News, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Terris said, “I saw this cinnamon climb up the neighbor’s house! By the time I got my phone back out he was just sitting on their deck. So I watched for a while and then he went on the roof and climbed down! It was crazy! I’m glad they weren’t home!!”

Terri added 10 minutes before seeing the bear on the roof, there was a black bear walk down his road.

"We do see them a lot, it's kinda normal, I do live in Bear Valley," said Warren. "But I've never really seen or watched one scale a house or walk on the roof before so that was new to me."

In just the past few weeks, we've seen and heard of a few bear encounters.

Just a few days ago Alaska State Troopers reported


AST said the worker was seriously hurt but will recover.

Tuesday we posted a video on Facebook of a bear chasing a cyclist in the Hillside area.

Bear seen in the Hillside area

Talk about a close call! This is a video sent in by Sam B. that shows a cyclist being chased briefly by a bear. You can see the bear run towards the cyclist before going off frame and returning with two cubs. The bear and cubs then run out of frame. This video is from Monday and was captured in the Hillside area. #Alaska #Anchorage #Bear

Posted by Channel 2 News, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Then in early May

while enjoying the outdoors with her family.

According to the

, if you do come across a bear the best thing to do is make noise. If that doesn’t work, try to see why it’s around your home or campsite. Fix the problem after the bear leaves.

ADFG adds “if the bear has been attracted to your home or camp by improperly stored food or garbage, it can NOT be legally killed.”

For more information on what to do if you contact a bear or if you are going to be traveling in Alaska’s bear country,


There is also a good article on the


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