HICKORY, N.C. — A black bear surprised a Hickory family this week after it ended up in the yard.
The family said their dog scared the bear that then climbed a tree in the yard along 29th Avenue Drive in northeast Hickory.
The bear tried to leave once but the family’s pet goat frightened it, which caused it to climb back up the tree.
The bear stuck around until about 11 p.m. Wednesday.
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