Another wild black bear was spotted over the weekend wandering around a town in New York.

According to their Facebook page, the local police department in Lancaster stated that a wild black bear was seen walking around the town.

This is not the first time a black bear has been spotted in Lancaster. Back in June of this year, a bear was spotted near Schwartz Road.


Police are asking people to call the Lancaster Police Department at 716-683-2800 if they see the bear, and police are also reminding folks to NOT approach the bear under any circumstances.

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Here are things to do and don't do if you encounter a bear in the wild.

Most black bears prefer to avoid humans, So use noise to scare bears away. Yell, clap, or bang pots immediately upon sighting a bear near your campsite.
Stay calm: Walk slowly and speak in a loud and calm voice.
Leave slowly: Cautiously back away from the bear and leave the area.

Approach, surround, or corner a bear: Bears aggressively defend themselves when they feel threatened.
Be especially cautious around cubs as mother bears are very protective.
Don't run from a bear: They may chase you.
Throw your backpack or food bag at an approaching bear: This will only encourage bears to approach and "bully" people to get food. By teaching a bear to approach humans for food, you are endangering yourself, other campers/residents, and the bears.
You also never want to feed a bear any type of food.

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