They're lucky this encounter wasn't more grizzly.
A couple visiting Pasadena, Calif., from Scotland got a furry surprise Tuesday morning when a black bear sneaked up behind them, KABC reported. Surveillance footage shows the two walking out of a home, oblivious to the bear waiting in the shadows.
"I felt something brushing against my leg," Bob McKeown told the station. "Once I closed the door, I turned around, I shout, 'It's a bear! It's a bear!'"
The bear pawed at the McKeown's leg, creating a small nick, before the man rushed inside to call 911, ABC News reported. Then the animal "just went away," Irene McKeown told KABC.
According to KTLA, Pasadena residents reported seeing a black bear cub wandering around backyards in the area on Thursday afternoon. One resident called the animal a "good guy" and said he had seen the bear around before.
It's unclear if this bear is one and the same as the bear that encountered the McKeowns.