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.READ MORE: People Run For Cover After Gunfire in Fells Point; Mayor, Governor Address Safety Concerns
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.READ MORE: 24-Year-Old Found Shot To Death Outside Of His Somerset Home
June to August is black bear mating season so DNR officials said it’s possible the bear was looking for a mate.
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- Make yourself as large as possible.
- Talk loudly.
- Back out.
This story was originally posted on June 8, 2021.