Black Bear Roams Backyards, Fields

Monday, May 20, 2013  |  Updated 5:23 PM EDT
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"It's a bear!" That's what a resident in Point Pleasant, Bucks County, Pa. said as he filmed a black bear wandering around his backyard.

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Police and wildlife officers are trying to track down a black bear that's been spotted wandering around several residential areas in suburban Philadelphia for days.

“It’s a bear,” said a Point Pleasant, Pa. resident after he spotted a black bear meandering through the woods in his backyard.

Bucks County residents most recently spied the animal roaming a soccer field in Bensalem. It was initially spotted in Solebury Township on May 7 and was also reported in Hulmeville on Thursday.

Wildlife officers say the bear may be searching for a mate. It's been seen in backyards, fields and other areas.  Authorities are cautioning people to stay away from it.

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission set a trap for the bear Saturday, but it hasn't been caught. Officials say that once it's caught it will be taken back to a more rural area, such as Pike County or Centre County.

 


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