Dozens of black bear sightings reported in Bradley County

Dozens of black bear sightings reported in Bradley County

August 20th, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

People living in parts of Bradley County are on the lookout for black bears.

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CLEVELAND, TN. - People living in parts of Bradley County are on the lookout for black bears. TWRA officers have gotten dozens of reported black bear sightings and are taking steps to keep everyone safe.

TWRA officers say it's common for black bears to travel around the area this time of year looking for food, but say now they're getting a little too close for comfort in some southern Bradley County neighborhoods.

"It came under the fence and across this guys yard here," Justin Humbard says.

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