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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — People who live in the mountains are used to seeing bears, but it’s a whole different ball game when a bear turns up in someone’s home.

That’s exactly what happened to an Asheville woman Tuesday night, according to WLOS.

Mya told WLOS that she opened an unlocked door to an apartment on top of her detached garage where he daughter lives and found the bear inside.

The bear apparently pulled down on the handle and let itself in.

“I wasn’t happy. I was more excited than scared,” Mya told WLOS. “I just wanted to make sure my dog and I were safe.”

Mya said the bear was standing there, casually eating her cat’s food.

“I had my door closed, but it wasn’t locked. So, the bear decided that was an open invitation to walk in and have dinner,” Mya said.

After a while, the bear started trying to get out.

“I was watching her at the window clawing and knocking the blinds down and she was just frantic,” Mya told WLOS. “I saw her knock the blinds down and try to get out, but she couldn’t.”

The bear caused some minor damage to the crawl space, but Mya said it was minimal to what it could have been.

Mya told WLOS that the bear took off after a first responder banged on the ceiling of the garage.

“The biggest lesson I learned is: Keep your doors locked all the time,” she said.