EAST FALLS - Authorities are searching for a bear after it was spotted near some train tracks in East Falls.
The bear was spotted around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday near Ridge Avenue and Heritage Drive and it was also spotted on the tracks on West School House Lane near Founders Place.
“When I got here my neighbor said, ‘Oh someone spotted a black bear.’ I said, oh that's not that good,” says Keedra Carroll, who lives in East Falls. “Never in a million years would I would've thought I would see one here.”
The Pennsylvania Game Commission, Philadelphia Police, and SEPTA Officers scoured the area on foot and through a police chopper and drone, but did not find the bear.
There have been recent bear sightings in both Bucks and Montgomery counties.
State Game Warden Jerry Czech says they believe the bear spotted Wednesday is the same 2-year-old, approximately 100-pound bear cub they have been searching for over the past several days.
“A bear could go up a tree, a 100 pound bear especially, and we don’t even see it even if we’re right on top of it,” says Warden Czech. “After the second year they get kicked out, basically mom tells them to go find their own territory that's what it's doing it's just looking for it's own territory.”
If you spot the bear, you are urged to call 911.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is on location, and SEPTA Regional Rail has been notified. Both are using caution going through the area.
There have been recent bear sightings in both Bucks and Montgomery counties. Officials believe the bear spotted Wednesday is the same bear cub they have been searching for over the past several days.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.