Residents in north Oak Ridge reported seeing a bear in yards on Orchard Circle and Oglethorpe Place and on Key Springs Road this week, eating at bird feeders and climbing up on backyard grills.
It’s not clear if the bear spotted in north Oak Ridge this week is the same bear that was spotted in Woodland on May 22. There were also reports of a mother and cub on the west end of Y-12 National Security Complex last week.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Officer Jason Lankford has previously compared young bears to over-sized raccoons, but he said residents should use common sense if they see one.
More information and photos will be added as they become available.