Family of bears out for a stroll shocks residents

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ATLANTA, GA -- A family of bears has one Atlanta, Georgia suburb on edge.

"I've heard for years there were bears in the area, but I always told people they were crazy," Jeff Adler said. "Then I saw them."

Adler was driving home from a restaurant near the Polo Golf Country Club neighborhood in Cumming when he spotted an adult and two juvenile black bears climbing a fence into a backyard. He followed them through the neighborhood as they moved through several backyards.

"As I was trying to get ahead of them, I saw a guy working on sprinklers. When I told him the bears were coming, he looked at me like I was crazy," he said. "But then, he screamed: Here they come!"

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From NBC News