HUNTERSVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Huntersville Police Department is warning residents to stay alert after a black bear was spotted Thursday morning in the area.
Officers said the bear was spotted in the area of Northcross Drive and Bridgeford Lane.
"Please make sure all trash is away and pet food is not left outside. Please DO NOT approach the bear," Huntersville Police tweeted.
***ALERT***— Huntersville Police (@HPDNC) June 21, 2018
Black bear sighting in the area of Northcross Dr and Bridgeford Ln. please make sure all trash is away and pet food is not left outside. Please DO NOT approach the bear. #HuntersvillePD #OneTownOneTeam #NCWildLife @HuntersvilleGOV
Less than 24 hours earlier, a bear was spotted by resident Sandra Tuck as she was driving down Kennewick Road in northwest Charlotte.
BEAR VIDEO!! ok ok not sure if this bear is family, bffs or is the same one @HPDNC tweeted about earlier today... but here's video from yesterday on kennewick rd in charlotte, off mt holly huntersville road @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/jYUNLC0SlM— Brandon Earl Smith (@BrandonFox46) June 21, 2018
For information on how to prevent and/or resolve bear conflicts, please visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's page by clicking here. You can also call the NC Wildlife Resources Commission at 1-866-318-2401.