VIDEO: more bears spotted in Roswell

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Photos courtesy of the Roswell Police Department

Monday morning, a black bear was spotted in a FOX 5 viewer's yard on Sandy Plains Road near Highway 92.

Viewer Kim Wilson Sims shared the video above with us and said the bear had been in the area for about five days. 

On Tuesday in Roswell, another bear was spotted in the Chimney Lakes neighborhood located off of Johnson Ferry Road at the intersection of Shallowford Road. A resident tells FOX 5 she was walking her dog when she spotted a roughly 5-and-a-half foot black bear. 

Tuesday evening, the Roswell Police Department posted several photos to Facebook of another bear that was spotted around 8:00 p.m. The bear was in a resident's backyard and traveled through a few backyards toward Willeo Creek and Pine Grove Road. That's where officers spotted it in a backyard and snapped a few pictures before it ran off into the woods.

We have had multiple reports of bear sightings over the last several months, including a bear in Johns Creek and the "Dunwoody bear.

Dunwoody police said you should eliminate any possibly food sources by securing trash cans. According tot he Georgia Department of Natural Resources, here are a few other tips:

  • Take down bird feeders
  • Take in pet food
  • Remove scraps from grills and fire pits daily

If you spot a bear: what do you do? The National Park Service says if a bear approaches you make as much noise as possible by yelling very loudly. If you are with other people stand together to present a more intimidating figure, but don't surround the bear. Remember to walk and not run and keep your eye on the bear so you can see it's reaction. Make sure you back away slowly! 

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