Three bear sightings reported in Carrboro
Posted June 27, 2013
Carrboro, N.C. — After a third bear sighting in the last 48 hours, Carrboro police warned the public Thursday to be wary of the animals.
A resident reported spotting a bear Thursday morning in the area of Smith Level and BPW Club roads. On Wednesday, two sightings were reported, the first near the areas of Pine and Oak streets and the second near Oak and East Poplar avenues.
Residents should avoid interacting with bears, Carrboro police said.
Law enforcement officials offered the following tips for residents who do see bears:
- Keep your distance
- Do not feed the bear or leave food sources outside your home that may attract the bear
- If you see a bear in a tree, leave the area and the bear will come down when it no longer feels threatened