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Bear spotted in Pinehurst

Posted June 20, 2008

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— Police said three callers reported seeing a black bear in the Village Acres community on Thursday morning.

The first call came into police at 7:31 a.m., reporting a black bear around Spring Lake Road. Police said a second person claimed to have seen the bear on Adam's Circle in the same neighborhood around 10:30 a.m.

A third caller said a small black bear was on the wood line off Vernon Lane around 11:30 a.m.

Police sent out a reverse 911 call to residents of Village Acres, informing them of bear sightings in the area. The message asked residents not to approach the bear if they saw it or feed it and to bring trash cans inside.

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  • bbad238 Jun 26, 2008

    A bear is just another wild animal. I'm not sure why it even makes the news.

  • hbump57 Jun 20, 2008

    Oftenbad, ya don't find too many grizzly or polar bears around here except for the zoo.

  • krisandbruiser Jun 20, 2008

    Actually, he was looking for his golf ball. He hit a 9 off the 7th. and it bounced off the cart path.

  • Historian snuck back in Jun 20, 2008

    He's just trying to find his way back to hundred acre wood.

  • oftenbad Jun 20, 2008

    why it got to be a black bear?