Black Bear On the Prowl In Bucks County Captured

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–A black bear has been captured after being on the prowl all morning in Bucks County.

Police tell CBS3 that the bear was captured on Monday night near Bustleton Ave. in Feasterville.

“You don’t usually see a bear wandering this neck of the woods,” said Dean Abramson.

Earlier this morning, the bear  found his way to Somerton Springs Swim Club in Bucks County, where a curious crowd had gathered.

Lower Southampton police believe the bear is about two-years-old and likely recently left his mother’s den.

“I think he’s more scared of everybody than we are of him. That being said, there are plenty of people who have been attacked by bears over the years. Is it likely? No. Is it possible? Yes,” said Chief Ted Krimmel, with the Lower Southampton Police.

But most neighbors had no concerns about the close proximity of the bear, estimated to weigh more than 100 pounds.

“He’s a cutie!” one woman said.

“It doesn’t bother me,” said another resident.

Chopper 3 was over the scene Monday as the bear climbed into a tree. He seemingly had no plans of coming back to ground level.

Police say the bear was shot with a tranquilizer and will be released back into the wild.

 

 

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