VIDEO: Resident encounters giant bear near Big Bear home

A Big Bear resident is thankful to be alive after he came face to face with a large bear near his home earlier this week. 

Frank Pirolo said the terrifying incident happened near his trailer around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Pirolo was outside when he saw the black bear’s head emerge from a trash can. In the video, you can hear him panic and run from the area as fast as he could.

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Thankfully, the bear went the opposite way and the San Bernardino County resident was able to leave the encounter completely unscathed. 

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