Bear Sightings Reported in Rockville
Rockville Police say they have received two, unconfirmed reports of a black bear spotted in the 700 block of Owens Street and at Woodley Gardens Park on Friday, August 1.
According to police, the bear appears to be a juvenile, about 100 to 150 pounds, and city officers believe it may be the same bear that has been spotted in the Montrose Parkway area for the past month.
If you see the black bear, police ask that you call 240.314.8900 immediately so it can be tracked. You should not approach the bear, police said.
According to a community alert posted on the city’s website, there is no reason to believe the bear poses a threat to residents’ physical safety.
You can find out more about black bears online.