By Dan Koob

VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS) – If you live near Villanova, beware of a bear on the loose. Radnor police tweeted pictures of the bear that was spotted near some homes on the 700 block of Harrison Road.

Police tell Eyewitness News that this is the first bear sighting in the area in years.

Lulu Cohen lives next door to where the bear was spotted and says she is not surprised.

“Growing up around here and not being too far from the farms it doesn’t shock me, especially with the cattle around here. But with all the building, all the animals are displaced,” she said.

Officials say a bear will most likely leave an area if they are left alone. But for homeowners and residents with small pets, a loose black bear is a big concern.

“That was the first thing I said, I said ‘dad we need to put the doggie door in. The dog is going to be taken!'” one neighbor said.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has been notified about the animal and they say this is the time of year bears are moving around.

If you see the bear, call 911.