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Bear encounter caught on camera

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    NICHOLAS COUNTY, West Virginia (WTAE) — Well, it wasn’t a jack in the box for one man in West Virginia; it was a bear in a dumpster.

An elementary school principal in Nicholas County says he and another employee got quite a shock Monday.

He came face to face with a dumpster-diving bear.

Watch the encounter in the video player above

James Marsh said the bear must have trapped itself inside the dumpster after squeezing in for a meal and a snack.

“That was a big surprise,” he said. “I was not expecting that. You know, you throw trash in a dumpster and you throw things in it, but you really don’t expect things to come out.”

The freed bear made a run for the woods.

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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