Police Warn Residents to Stay Away from Bears

PHOTO  | Michelle Brungard

PHOTO | Michelle Brungard

Montgomery County Police are cautioning residents to steer clear of any bears they may encounter after a black bear was photographed in the Damascus area on Wednesday.

There have been other black bear sightings in the Poolesville area of Montgomery County this spring as well.

If you see a bear, you may report it to the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410.260.8540. Residents are advised to call 9-1-1 if there is an immediate threat because of a bear’s behavior.

You can find more information about bears in Maryland at the following links:

http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2013/06/19/suburban-bear-sightings-more-common-in-summer/

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/PPSD/Natural_Resources_Stewardship/Living_with_wildlife/black.bears/black.bears_Index.shtm

You can also follow the Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Twitter @accessDNR.

A bear paw print in Damascus.

A bear paw print in Damascus.
PHOTO | MCPD

 

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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