By CBS Baltimore Staff

FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — An unexpected visitor caused quite a stir in Frederick over the weekend and it wasn’t a cicada.

A black bear was spotted in historic Frederick County and neighbors were shocked to see the wild animal.

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The conversation started in the “Everything Federick” Facebook group as residents began sharing pictures.

‘I go to Walgreens for 30 minutes and my neighbor shoots me a picture saying ‘looks what’s in your driveway.’ I thought it was pretty cool myself,” said Susan Witmer of Frederick.

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June to August is black bear mating season so DNR officials said it’s possible the bear was looking for a mate.

DNR Officials said if you encounter a bear:

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  • Make yourself as large as possible.
  • Talk loudly.
  • Back out.

This story was originally posted on June 8, 2021. 

CBS Baltimore Staff