Black Bear Spotted In North Versailles

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Photo credit North Versailles Police Department

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A black bear has been spotted in North Versailles. According to police the bear was last seen entering a wooded area behind the fire department.

The Pennsylvania State Game Commission is aware of the situation.

Authorities remind residents, especially those in the Green Valley area to not leave any food out as it can attract the bear.

State Game Warden Dan Puhala told Larry and John on KDKA Radio last year after a bear sighting that if a bear is seen and someone wants to prevent it from coming around his or her home, “Make sure you clean up a little bit, get the bird feeders out, and make sure the garbage isn’t out.”

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If you encounter a bear Puhala said “Try and stay calm and slowly back away, you don’t want to make eye contact or turn your back and run.”

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