Black bear sighting in Raleigh

Police posted at Joyner Elementary School in Five Points area after a black bear sighting. (WTVD)

Police posted at Joyner Elementary School in Five Points area after a black bear sighting. (WTVD)

RALEIGH — A black bear has been sighted at least twice in Raleigh’s Five Points area, according to WTVD.

Authorities are searching for the bear after two sights of the animal were reported early Monday morning.

Residents and law enforcement reported seeing the bear, which appeared to be between 200 and 250 pounds, just after midnight in the 2100 block of Carroll Drive.

Another sighting was reported by an officer about 2 hours later in the Oxford Road area of Raleigh.

Police said they think the bear is traveling north.

Officers have been canvassing in the area near Joyner Elementary School in an attempt to monitor the bear’s location.

Residents are urged to be alert, and to stay clear of the animal if they see it.

Source: WTVD

4 comments

  • FaithC

    We build them out of their habitat, provide food in the way of trash and then are surprised we see them in our cities. I just hope if they do find this bear they relocate it, not kill it.

    • Joseph

      Correction:
      FaithC, The bears in NC have 10 million acres of habitat which is 1/3 of NC’s overall acreage of 33 million acreas–the habitat is not the problem, over-population of bears is. With a guestimated population of 11,000 bears in NC(per the NC Wildlife site), that equates to 909.9 acreas per bear.

  • Joseph

    FaithC, The bears in C have 11 million acres of habitat which is 1/3 of NC’s overall acreage–the habitat is not the problem, over-population of bears is.

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