New Tourist More Than DC Can Bear?

Here in the Washington, DC area, we’re used to a summer tourist invasion. But this may be a bit much — a bear spotted less than two miles northwest of the National Zoo:

A bear was caught on security camera at an apartment building in the 4800 block of Connecticut Avenue NW at about 6:45 a.m. Friday. The bear and two deer were eating.

The building manager said wildlife is common in the area — but not bears.

The animals were only in the courtyard for a few minutes before leaving.

As they adapt to human activity, wildlife have slowly been extending their range in the Washington, DC area. Until now, the most notable newcomer had been the coyote. Watch the security video showing the bear & the deer:

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