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Have you seen this bear? Prescott Valley police looking for brown-colored bear seen near grocery store

The bear was seen early Sunday morning in the underdeveloped Lynx Creek Area, Prescott Valley police said.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — There's a bear wandering around the Lynx Creek area of Prescott Valley, and police are asking the public to be aware of their surroundings and report any further sightings.

The bear, a black bear with brown-colored fur, was seen in the neighborhoods around the Prescott Valley Safeway near Florentine and Lake Valley roads.

It has since reportedly moved into the underdeveloped Lynx Creek area south of State Route 69.

Police ask that anyone who sees the bear call the department at 928-772-9267. If you see the bear, do not approach it.

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A brown bear was sighted early Sunday morning in the neighborhoods surrounding the Safeway store. The bear has moved...

Posted by Prescott Valley Police Department on Sunday, June 4, 2023

While black bears typically live in most forest, woodland, and chaparral habitats according to the United State's Forest Service, they can start associating people with food and wander into urban environments.


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