As a fellow resident of Bear Canyon, I can say that this is a fairly common occurrence.

It's not everyday that you see a bear sniffing around on your front porch, but for Jackie Wickens, who lives in Bear Canyon just east of Bozeman, that happened recently.

She posted a video of the curious black bear that was caught snooping around her front porch on her Facebook page. Check out the video below.

As temperatures drop as we head into winter, bears are generally more active while preparing for the long winter ahead. Make sure that you don't leave any food inside of your vehicle or out in the open if you plan on being in an area frequented by bears.