Bear sighting in Solebury Township, Bucks County

Monday, November 18, 2013
Bear hunt in Solebury Township

Bucks County authorities are warning residents to be alert after a bear was spotted in Solebury Township.

It happened around 4:00 Saturday afternoon on the 6600 block of Laurel Road.

Officials say the bear was about six feet tall and knocked over a bird feeder.

Police urge that if anyone sees the bear to call them immediately.

Below are some safety tips:

- Never feed or approach a bear!

- Remain calm if you encounter a bear.

- Make the bear aware of your presence by speaking in an assertive voice, singing, clapping your hands, or making other noises.

- Make sure the bear has an escape route.

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