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Carrboro has three bear sightings in two days

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  • If you see a bear:

    The N.C. Wildlife Commission offers the following tips on how to handle a bear sighting.

    Keep your distance from the bear.

    Do not feed the bear or leave food sources outside your home that may attract the bear.

    Bears climb trees if they feel threatened. If you see a bear in a tree, leave the area and the bear will come down when it no longer feels threatened.

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Carrboro Police officials say three bear sightings have been reported in the past two days.

Police responded to two sightings on Thursday: one on Pine Street near Oak Street and one on Oak Avenue near East Poplar Avenue. They also responded to a call Friday morning in the area of Smith Level Road near BPW Club Road.

Police recommend residents avoid interacting with the bear, as the animals tend to leave populated areas when left alone. Call 911 if you are concerned the bear may pose a hazard.

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