Watch: Black bear startles guests, attacks worker at Tennessee theme park

A worker at a Tennessee theme park had a frightening experience after an incident with a black bear last week. 

The bear snuck into a concession stand on June 20 at Anakeesta Adventure Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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In a video filmed by Zachary Recchia, and provided to the social news platform Storyful, the bear is seen eating food before exiting the back door and nearly pounced on the employee who entered the stand while carrying a large pot. 

The employee quickly moved back just in time as the bear ran away. 

WVLT-TV in Tennessee reported that the employee was not injured and didn’t need medical attention.

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.