The family was unable to scare the bear off, according to WSB-TV.
“(The bear is) not afraid of people, so the last thing I want is a child sitting there eating a sandwich, and the bear decides he wanted that sandwich first,” community general manager Jill Philmon said.
The bear turned out to be a mother with three little cubs nearby. State wildlife biologists said the bears have probably been fed by people or have gotten used to eating out of the residents’ trash cans.
The Department of Natural Resources told the news station they have set some traps to attempt to catch the bears if they continue to return for food.