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Black bear (bears?) still making rounds in York County

Black bear caught on camera Thursday in by David Roberts. (Photo enhanced to highlight bear’s location. See next photo for original image.)
Black bear caught on camera Thursday in by David Roberts. (Photo enhanced to highlight bear’s location. See next photo for original image.) Contributed photo

York County’s camera-hog black bear – or maybe bears – has been caught on camera again, this time inside the York city limits.

David Roberts was driving Thursday morning along Roberts Avenue (named for his late father, former York Mayor Melvin Roberts) when something flashed across the road and ran into the woods.

“I backed up, made sure I was seeing what I was seeing, and there it was,” Roberts said. “A young black bear.”

Thursday’s bear sighting is at least the 10th in York County since June. On July 1, five people called police after seeing a bear, or the bear. A sheriff’s deputy captured video of a bear on the dashcam of his cruiser.

The bear most recently was spotted in the northwestern part of York.

Roberts snapped a photo, as have so many people in recent weeks – from south of Rock Hill close to the Chester County line all the way to Clover near the state line.

Roberts reported the bear sighting to York police.

Lt. Dale Edwards of the York Police Department, running the patrol shift Thursday morning, said the department had not received any other reports of bear sightings, but he reminded people not to approach the bear.

State wildlife officials have said the sightings all appear to have been of the same young male bear.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065

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