Bear Sighting

posted Sep 10, 2014, 9:23 AM by Town Clerk   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 2:19 PM ]
There have been a couple of reports of a black bear sighting in and around the north end and Pt Defiance.  Reports are that it is a younger one and it is believed to have traveled over the last couple days from the Lakewood and Steilacoom area down this way.

Animal Control and Fish and Game are aware of it as well and are not planning on setting out any traps or anything unless the bear becomes aggressive which it hasn't at this point. Animal Control and Fish and Game are hoping it just keeps moving as it has been since the other day. Please do not to leave anything out that might encourage it to stay around the area such as pet food and garbage.

Here is a link to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website regarding black bears that you can use for reference,  If you see the bear please call 911.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/bears.html


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