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Residents Spot Bear Roaming Through Bucks and Montgomery Counties

Police said they first received several reports from residents of a black bear roaming in the areas of Neshaminy Creek, Garden Avenue and Street Road in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Friday and Saturday.

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    Bear Spotted in Bucks and Montgomery Counties

    Parts of our viewing area are having a bear scare in the suburbs. Several viewers have spotted a bear roaming through their neighborhoods, putting people on edge. The first sighting was Friday in Warrington, Bucks County. Officals are trying to figure out if the same bear was the one spotted in Springfield, Montgomery County on Monday. NBC10's Deanna Durante is in Bucks County, where people are on bear watch!

    (Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A bear was spotted roaming through Warrington Township, Bucks County, Friday and Saturday.

    • A bear was also spotted in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, on Monday. It's unknown if it's the same bear spotted in Warrington.

    • If you spot a bear, don’t approach it. Instead call 911 or the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136.

    Police are investigating several bear sightings in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

    Police said they first received several reports from residents of a black bear roaming in the areas of Neshaminy Creek, Garden Avenue and Street Road in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Friday and Saturday.

    On Monday, a black bear was spotted running across the street on Integrity Avenue in Springfield Township, Montgomery County.

    A black bear was spotted again in Springfield Township on Tuesday in the area of Beach and Mermaid lanes.

    Officials are unsure at this point whether multiple bears or the same bear have been spotted in the various locations.

    The bear sightings prompted school lockdowns in Springfield Township Monday. Officials warned residents to remove all food, trash and trash cans. They were also told to clean off their outdoor grills and avoid wooded areas.

    If you spot a bear, don’t approach it. Instead call 911 or the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136.