PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a rare, furry visitor in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.
A fisherman down stream from Valley Green Inn was shocked to see a black bear lumbering through the woods.READ MORE: Amazon Looking To Hire 3,900 Workers Throughout Delaware Valley Ahead Of Holiday Rush
Maura McCarthy, Executive Director of Friends of the Wissahicon says it’s not an everyday site and this is a good size animal.READ MORE: Colin Powell's Death From COVID-19 Highlights Risks Millions Of Americans Still Face
“Bigger than a person is what the fisherman told me, so it looks like it’s either fully mature or almost mature, we’re not sure of the sex whether it’s male or female, we know that it’s probably pursuing food pretty far outside of its food range, but beyond that we don’t know where it’s from.”MORE NEWS: Man Killed, 16-Year-Old Student Shot In Head Near Lincoln High School, Philadelphia Police Say
She says bears can be found in this part of the commonwealth, but adds it’s highly unusual for one to be found wandering within city limits.