May 10 (UPI) — A woman at her parents’ home in Alaska captured video of a surprise visitor — a bear that climbed up to the home’s second-floor balcony.
The video, recorded from inside the safety of the southern Anchorage home, shows the bear climbing a tree next to the balcony and using it to reach some moose antlers that were apparently being used to give food or water to birds.
“I was upstairs at my parents’ home cooking dinner when I noticed my cats looking out the back window leading to the small upstairs balcony,” the filmer wrote. “Usually, there are just squirrels and birds coming by captivating the cats, but I checked outside anyway.”
The woman said she initially didn’t realize the tree climber was a bear.
“I thought it was a person who had climbed the tree until I got a closer look,” she wrote. “The bear was only there briefly and I’d never gotten the chance in my nine years living here to see one this close, so I pulled out my phone because I knew my husband and parents would get a kick out of knowing a bear had been up on the balcony.”