Black Bear Spotted In Penn Hills

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Video showed a black bear wandering in Penn Hills Tuesday afternoon.

The video taken by a Facebook user shows the small black bear running behind a fence near the McDonalds on Frankstown Road.

If a person comes face to face with a bear, the PA Game Commission says they should;

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

You can prevent a bear from coming onto your property by making sure there are not any food sources for the animal.

 “Make sure you clean up a little bit, get the bird feeders out, and make sure the garbage isn’t out,” Game Warden Dan Puhala told KDKA Radio.

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