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Momma bear, 3 cubs spotted asleep in tree in eastern NC

Posted November 19, 2021 2:11 p.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2021 3:22 p.m. EST

— A momma bear and her three cubs were perched at the top of a pine tree in downtown Winton on Friday afternoon.

Residents of the small town gathered around the tree to peer at the family trying to get a little shut-eye at the end of Main Street.

Family of bears in Winton, NC

Ivonee Brown, who lives near Winton, said this is the first time she's ever seen a bear in that area.

"The mother was stretched out on a limb, like she was taking a nap," Brown said.

Locals say the bear family has been there all morning.

Momma bear, her cubs spotting in a tree

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