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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
Mon May 13, 2024, 11:30 AM May 13

DEVELOPING: Bear spotted in North Arlington neighborhoods

DEVELOPING: Bear spotted in North Arlington neighborhoods

By ARLnow.com
Published May 13, 2024 at 9:20AM | Updated May 13, 2024 at 10:10AM


Bear spotted in the Williamsburg neighborhood (courtesy Richard K.)

There have been multiple sightings of a black bear in North Arlington neighborhoods this morning (Monday). ... The first sightings were reported in the Yorktown neighborhood. ... “Neighbor spotted small bear in backyard,” one tipster wrote to ARLnow. “South of Yorktown High School, near N. Florida St and 26th Rd. N.”

Others posted on the local social network Nextdoor, including one Yorktown resident who photographed the bear walking from a sidewalk onto a home’s front yard. Notably, it’s garbage collection day in the neighborhood. ... “Just had a black bear the size of a Newfoundland dog in my backyard in Yorktown neighborhood — 2500 block of North Florida St.,” a Nextdoor user wrote around 7 a.m. “He climbed over a 6ft fence into the neighbors property. Be careful before you or your dogs go out!”

“Black bear sighting in Arlington (around 8:30am on 5/13) on N Harrison and 26th St, right up the street from Safeway,” another Nextdoor user wrote around 8:45 a.m. “It ran out of sight into a development.” ... “That is right by the Chestnut Hills playground,” wrote another resident, in response. “Would you be able to call the non-emergency number for the police and tell them?”

The bear, however, appears to be making its way southwest. ... “Bear sighting at 25th Road and John Marshall Drive at 9am,” said a ARLnow tipster in the Williamsburg neighborhood.

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DEVELOPING: Bear spotted in North Arlington neighborhoods (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves May 13 OP
Yep, for people new to black bears, they are mostly harmless IronLionZion May 13 #1
And all the neighborhood women invite the bear in for coffee or tea. 🐻 CrispyQ May 13 #2
In other news, a dalmation was spotted near a kennel. GreenWave May 13 #3
Once there was a bear seen in a Tacoma WA neighborhood. spike jones May 13 #4

CrispyQ

(36,989 posts)
2. And all the neighborhood women invite the bear in for coffee or tea. 🐻
Mon May 13, 2024, 12:02 PM
May 13


I couldn't resist.

However, the photo does remind me of the quote by a forest ranger on what's so hard about making a bear-proof garbage bin & he replied, “There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists.

spike jones

(1,727 posts)
4. Once there was a bear seen in a Tacoma WA neighborhood.
Mon May 13, 2024, 04:28 PM
May 13

They tried to trap it in a large cage baited with stale donuts. The bear was not caught, but they did catch two cops.

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