Bucks County officials warn residents about wandering black bear

John McDevitt
June 08, 2019 - 9:29 pm
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WARRINGTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Officials are warning residents that a large black bear is wandering around neighborhoods in Warrington, Bucks County.

It's been seen along Street Road and Route 611 and near the Neshaminy Creek area. 

"Its pretty big," said Sgt. Ken Hawthorn with the Warrington Township Police Department. "People from the golf course, people from residential neighborhoods, along Street Road and Route 611 have seen it. Its been sticking to tree lines and near the Neshaminy Creek area. We are hopping it stays there."

Hawthorn says his department has been telling residents that if you see the bear to please call the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

"Do not go near it, like any wild animal," he said. "It's probably more scared of us than we are of it. Everybody needs to stay away from it and just call us. We don't want anybody to go to it and try and take pictures or anything. It's been running away from people, so we are hoping that nothing will happen to it and it doesn't get run over."

The state game commission has been attempting corral the bear and transport it to a more suitable habitat.

For more information you can visit the Bucks.CrimeWatchPA.com.