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Scottish couple never coming back to America

Bear Shocks Elderly Couple Visiting California

A couple visiting the US from Scotland is going to head home with a very crazy story to share.

In this incredible surveillance video, Bob and Irene McKeowns are seen calmly locking the door of their relative's Pasadena home while a bear lurks beside them. The camera then shows the obliviously couple walking out of the frame, likely towards their car, and the bear following right behind them.

Seconds later, Irene was getting into their car when Bob felt the bear rubbing up against his leg, at which point he ran back inside the house while Irene waited safely inside the locked vehicle.

Bob recaps the event to KABC: 'I felt something brush against my leg. I says, I left the dog in the house, shouldn't be here. So once I closed the door, I turned around and shouted 'It's a bear! It's a bear!'

Bob was able to get his bearings and get inside with just a small nick on his leg from a 'little bear swipe.'

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REDS January 24 2014 at 8:29 PM

Awww, it was a baby bear.........harmless and probably separated from his mom

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hokanut REDS January 24 2014 at 8:33 PM

Wonder where Momma bear was???

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happy2bgridfree January 24 2014 at 6:03 PM

Poor little bear. He doesn't look like much of a threat. When I was a kid, I remember when the park rangers use to let you feed them from your car window. That was a LOOOOONG time ago. It was thought to be okay to give Yogi your "pick-a-nick" basket ( Boomers will get it. )

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Judith happy2bgridfree January 24 2014 at 6:43 PM

However, we know better now, don't we?

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rothhammer1 Judith January 24 2014 at 9:07 PM

A fed bear is a dead bear.

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rothhammer1 happy2bgridfree January 24 2014 at 9:13 PM

And heaps of burning coals were dumped nightly from Glacier Point in Yosemite so that the tourists below could point and say. 'Oooooh...., aahhhhh."

The bad old days.

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Marguerite January 24 2014 at 6:01 PM

oh please i saw this on the news, that bear is a baby who seemed curious as he followed them. he seemed almost dog-like. probably hungry. how they didnt notice him/her is beyond me.

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Linda Marguerite January 24 2014 at 6:47 PM

Well if it was a baby bear cub then a mommy bear was close by I would assume and that could have been trouble for this couple.

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reevesj32 January 24 2014 at 5:45 PM

What a extremely observant couple... out the door, turn and lock the door, walk from the house to the car, open the door, then you feel something rub your leg. One usually looks around a little when and befor leaving the house... hopefully you live nowhere near any sort of cliff or drop off. :)

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JAYE January 24 2014 at 5:38 PM

awww cute.... leave the bear alone.... move!!!

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jijjhnsn January 24 2014 at 5:36 PM

Always use your peripheral vision. Anyway, people wearing glass do have problem seeing out of the corners of their eyes, plus these are elderly folks.

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effinie January 24 2014 at 11:47 PM

Awww. That bear is just a young 'un. Looks like it's used to people, too. May be got fearful misplaced and that couple not noticing it was exactly the right thing to happen. Not alarm it and they get away safely.

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trmnatr2 January 24 2014 at 4:59 PM

It was a cub but momma's not far away and that's who you want to avoid.

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sadiemae1214 January 24 2014 at 4:49 PM

It was just a cub, no killer instince yet. Used to run across them frequently where I lived. One approached my car one night and stuck it's nose in the window. It was just curious. I'm sure mama wasn't far away.

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Lilly January 24 2014 at 4:49 PM

Just grin and bear it.

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