Black bear spotted in Orange County

Black bear (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Black bear (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Orange County Emergency Services is warning residents to be on the lookout for a black bear spotted in the area of Lawrence Road and US Highway 70.

WTVD-TV reported that dispatchers started getting calls about the bear Monday evening.

Officials said that people should not approach the animal and call 911 if they see it.