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Lynchburg police urge residents to be 'bear aware' after bear sightings

Courtesy of Lynchburg Police Department
Courtesy of Lynchburg Police Department

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is urging residents to stay 'bear aware' after several bear sightings were reported.

Authorities say the bear was spotted in the Boonsboro area Monday afternoon. 

As a reminder, authorities say to remove food attractants like bird feeders, garbage cans and pet food. They also say to store garbage in a garage, shed or in a bear-proof container until trash pickup day. 

#BearAware We are receiving bear sightings in the Boonsboro area. Please be mindful to remove food attractants such...

Posted by Lynchburg Police Department on Monday, May 13, 2019