GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Bear sightings in Eastern North Carolina aren’t usually that rare. Seeing one roam through the middle of Greenville … that’s a different story.

Alden Stalls captured a black bear roaming the Twin Oaks apartment complex off Greenville Boulevard Tuesday morning. Stalls stayed a safe distance from the bear and shot the videos from his vehicle.

(Alden Stalls video)
(Alden Stalls video)

You can see the big black bear casually walking down the street, possibly looking for food (or maybe a picnic basket). The bear eventually left the area, but it was a sight to behold.

Greenville police also reported others seeing the bear in the area of East 10th Street and West Wright Road.

“Black bears tend to be shy and non-aggressive towards humans,” the GPD Facebook post said. “If you spot a bear nearby, officials advise staying calm and not to approach, surround or corner the bear. If you are close enough to the bear to notice a change in its natural behavior, back away slowly. Once you are a safe distance away, officials say making a lot of noise will scare the bear away.”