By CBS13 Staff

TAHOE CITY (CBS13) – Authorities are warning residents and visitors to not get complacent about wildlife after a broad daylight bear attack in North Lake Tahoe last week.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, on June 16, a woman living along the 3100 block of North Lake Tahoe Boulevard took out the trash and left their front door open.

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That’s all the time it took for a bear to get inside the home, however.

The next thing the resident knew, they were face-to-face with a bear. It was then that the bear scratched the resident’s face and knocked them to the ground.

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Deputies say the resident called 911 after getting away from the bear. First responders soon found the bear up in a tree near the home.

A California Department of Fish and Wildlife unit was able to take the bear.

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The sheriff’s office says they don’t know the current condition of the resident who was attacked.