Black Bear Sighting in Montgomery County, Maryland
A black bear was spotted Monday night in northern Montgomery County. Black bear sightings in the area from May to July are not uncommon.
During this time, young black bears roam to look for their own territory and to find food. They can cover a lot of territory and may seek out bird feeders, trash cans, or compost bins. So it is recommended to keep them inside and/or secured!
If you see a black bear, remember:
1. Don’t panic. Back away slowly. Keep dogs leashed, and remove them from the area.
2. Do not approach and NEVER feed the bear. Always ensure the bear has a clear escape route.
3. If a bear climbs a tree, encourage everyone nearby to leave. Once it feels safe, the bear will climb down and move away.
To report a bear emergency, contact Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 410-260-8888. For more information on living with black bears, visit our website: http://ow.ly/eHV430qHyvI.
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