Another black bear sighting — this time in South Fayette |

Another black bear sighting — this time in South Fayette

Madasyn Czebiniak
Hunting Ridge CSA
A black bear was spotted Thursday, June 13, 2019 in South Fayette Township.

Don’t feed the bear.

That’s what South Fayette officials are telling residents after a small black bear was spotted walking around the township on Thursday.

Officials said the bear was roaming and eating bird seed in the Hunting Ridge CSA and Fairview neighborhoods. A photo of the bear was shared on the Hunting Ridge CSA Facebook page.

Township officials said people should stay clear of the bear, keep small pets inside and call 911 in case of an emergency.

This isn’t the first bear seen wandering around Allegheny County this week.

On Tuesday, a young black bear was spotted in Penn Hills along Frankstown Road. Social media reports and the Pennsylvania Game Commission said it was likely the same one spotted later that evening in Turtle Creek and Monroeville.

There also was a report Monday of a black bear in Plum, but an official with the Game Commission didn’t know if it was the same one.

To learn more about black bears and how to deal with them, visit the game commission’s website.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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