Bear family visits Eau Claire backyard

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) An Eau Claire family got a wildlife experience they weren't expecting Wednesday.

A mother bear and her four cubs came to check out the bird feeder at Jane Rockwell's house, located on Jamie Lane, just west of Hickory Hills Golf Course in Eau Claire.

At around 5:00 pm, Rockwell says she heard her dog start barking and running around by the windows. Soon she found out why, and started snapping photos.

"Well I was in total shock, I had no idea what to do, I've never had anything like that happen before, so it was pretty nervewracking," Rockwell says.

She often sees turkeys and deer near her home, but an entire family of bears was a first.

The bears then traveled south to some other neighbor's yards.



 
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