WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (CBS) — Bear sightings continue to pop up around South Jersey. A bear was spotted in West Deptford on Tuesday morning.
Police say its likely the same bear that was spotted in West Deptford on Monday. It’s caused chaos and confusion for two days, but as of right now police say it will remain in the wild.
Wildlife agencies told the West Deptford Police Department that the bear does not pose a threat so it does not need to be trapped and relocated.
Police say you should use some common sense if you spot it.
The bear was spotted crossing Delsea Road in Deptford Tuesday morning.
If you spot the bear, you’re warned to not approach it and to call 911.
Police also say it appears as though the bear is searching for food. They’re asking you to secure trash and bird feeders.
“We ask everyone to simply stay inside if the bear is in your area. Securing trash and bird feeders will assist with moving it along,” West Deptford police said.
CBS3’s Howard Monroe contributed to this report.