RUXTON, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said someone saw a bear in Baltimore County Sunday morning.

The bear sighting happened in the Ruxton area near Bellona Avenue and the nearby railroad tracks.

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The DNR said bear sightings aren’t uncommon within the Baltimore Beltway, adding it has happened several times in the past decade.

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Bears mate in June and July, which means they can travel long distances to find a mate. Younger male bears may also be out in search of new territory.

Officials said anyone who sees a bear should give it space and not approach it or feed it.

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Earlier this month, officials at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont said they had gotten multiple reports of bear sightings.