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Black bear noticed on SEPTA tracks in East Falls

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The Philly space’s latest rash of bear sightings continued on Wednesday when a black bear was noticed roaming the SEPTA tracks alongside East Falls.

At 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, officers informed Metro that they acquired a name a few “free bear” operating down the freeway on Calumet and Heritage drive in East Falls. 

Phillyvoice.com reported that the bear ran down the Manayunk/Norristown SEPTA Line. 

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The primary glimpse of the bear was caught at 11: 20 a.m. by CBS Philly’s Chopper three helicopter. 

Police reported that the sport fee is caring for the bear and has notified SEPTA regional rails about it. Citzen.com customers confirmed a video claiming that wildlife conservation officers are additionally on the scene. 

Retailers reported that the sighting has not impacted SEPTA service. 

Citizen.com additionally claims that officers have been suggested to “take aggressive motion towards the bear” or “chase the bear up a tree.” 

When confronted with a bear the Pennsylvania Recreation Fee’s web site claims that you’re speculated to make noise and alert the bear of your presence, again away from the bear slowly whereas going through the bear, stay calm whereas avoiding sudden actions, pay shut consideration as a result of they’re attempting to determine what you might be and as soon as they do they usually often go away. If a black bear assaults, (which is uncommon) battle. 

Recreation Warden Dustin Stoner of the Pennsylvania Recreation Fee spoke with inquirer.com and informed them that “that is the time of the yr after we get a whole lot of bear calls.” 

The fee has reported that seeing bears this time of the yr just isn’t unusual as a result of they mate round this time of the yr . It additionally when cubs begin to discover the world on their very own. 

This is without doubt one of the many latest bear sightings within the Philly metro space. It’s the third bear incident to occur inside the previous few days. 

On Monday, there have been video experiences of a bear within the Springfield space, and it was not caught. It reappeared Tuesday within the Wyndmoor space

Moreover over the weekend Warrington, Bucks County officers acquired experiences of a black bear within the space which was dealt with by the sport fee

Philly police took to Twitter be certain that Philadelphians knew to name 911 if residents spot a bear. Bear sightings will also be reported the fee’s native workplace at 610-926-3136. The bear from Wednesday morning has not been caught. 


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