Bear Sightings Becoming “Un_bear_able”

In yet another follow-up to our previous posts (here and here) on bear sightings, the News and Record reports a bear was seen today in Southeastern Guilford County near Ruayne and Pleasant Garden Roads.

Still more sightings took place over the weekend on the western outskirts of Winston-Salem, near Country Club and Robinhood Roads, and Monday night Winston-Salem police shot and killed a bear.  They defend their actions in a WFMY story

Just in case you happen on a bear, here are some good safety tips from WXII:

• Do not leave food outdoors, including pet and bird food.
• Thoroughly clean grease from grills.
• Garbage must be kept secure in cans with tight lids.
• Keep your domestic pets inside or under your control.
• Advise your neighbors of these preventative steps.

Above all else, keep your distance!

UPDATE:  Here’s another story on the bear that was shot and killed by police in Winston-Salem.

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