CAMINO, Calif. - A Camino man charged by a black bear beside his home barely managed to slam a door shut in time to escape.
"I've seen bear up close, but this is up close I don't want to get again," said Bart Emry, as he recalled the early Monday morning encounter next to his home on Copperton Road.
When his dog Daisy nudged him in bed, Emry assumed she needed to go to the bathroom outside. But when he opened the door, he saw what he estimated to be a 350-pound black bear less than 50 feet away.
"It was out there eating the garbage and my dog was just looking at it for a minute and then she jumped back," Emry said.
That's when the bear charged.