In Montana, having an encounter with a bear isn't uncommon. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, there are over 13,000 black bears in Montana, and there are approximately 700 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including parts of northwest Wyoming, southwest Montana, and eastern Idaho.

Every year in Montana, we hear stories about grizzly bear attacks and curious black bears getting into garage, and breaking into homes.

In 2015, a black bear made its way into Bozeman High School and began wandering through the hallways.

Over the past few years, I've heard multiple stories from Montana residents about their personal run-ins with bears. When I lived in Bear Canyon, black bears frequented the area around my home, and would cause a lot of problems like getting into trash and knocking down bird feeders.

Recently, a video showing a bear knocking down a door and entering a home has been making the rounds on social media. The video was filmed by security cameras at a cabin in Lake Tahoe, Nevada back in July. Fortunately, there wasn't anyone home at the time.

Watch the video below:

Imagine sitting at home watching a movie, when all of the sudden a bear kicks down your front door. In the video, you can see the immense power that a bear has. The door didn't even stand a chance. Thankfully, no one was home when the bear decided to make its unexpected entry.

Bear biologists and outdoor educators encourage people recreating in Montana's bear country to carry and know how to use bear pepper spray when needed.

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