A black bear is apparently spending the holiday weekend in Union County, meandering from Waxhaw toward Monroe.
Photos started showing up on social media Saturday, when people spotted the bear in Waxhaw’s Cureton neighborhood.
Waxhaw Police warned people to stay away from it and call them with any new sightings. The volunteer fire department couldn’t resist getting in on the action, urging citizens to “please ‘Bear’ with us and use caution.”
By midday Sunday the bear had moved out of Waxhaw’s jurisdiction. According to Union County communications, the sheriff’s department took over when the bear was spotted at midday outside Waxhaw’s city limits, at Weddington Road and Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road. “The bear decided to take a walk,” the dispatcher said.
And around 3 p.m. there was another report, even further east, near N.C. 84 and Airport Road, according to the Waxhaw Police Twitter account.