A Southern California man who spotted a bear foraging through garbage decided to record the incident when the encounter took a terrifying turn.
The bear charged as the man's air-horn malfunctioned, and he caught the whole thing on video.
Frank Ramos made it back into his house safely.
"I really wasn't frightened, but it was like woah!" he said. "To me, it was like a mock charge, probably to scare me off or whatever. I don't know if (it) would have continued if I stayed here, but I didn't wait."
The Glendale man says he's seen a tagged female bear several times, but this one was a bit bigger.
Video: Bear charges at man recording garbage rummage