In Kodiak, Alaska, locals know that abundant wildlife thrives in the spectacular landscape just outside their front door.
However, usually, those wild animals are not literally Outside the front door.
The operator of Ray Bear Lodging, an Airbnb in Kodiak, was stunned recently when she glanced out the window to see the entire Kodiak bear family roaming the streets of her suburb.
The woman quickly took out her phone and captured the moment.
“I muted the video because I literally said, ‘Oh my God!'” the Airbnb owner, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Dodo. “It’s incredible to see wildlife running through your front yard while also being disturbing.”
The Kodiak bear is the largest bear in the world. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, a large male Kodiak can grow to be over 10 feet tall and weigh up to 1,500 pounds. A typical Kodiak litter will have two to three pups, and they will live with their mothers for about three years.
Occasionally, bear families like these hang out in the town, but the vast majority stay in their wilderness homes. Bears who find themselves in the suburbs usually avoid humans and move on.
Kodiak bears can only be found on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago, which makes them the region’s namesake.
“We’re lucky they only have it on Kodiak,” the Airbnb boss said.
For the safety of people and wildlife, Kodiak bears can only be viewed from a distance.
However, sometimes, in this very rare instance, in some spectacular moments, the bears are almost like another group of citizens enjoying their morning walks.