The Warrington Township Police are again asking residents to be cautious of a black bear in the area. Officials sent out an advisory late last week detailing several bear sightings near Street Road, Garden Avenue, and Neshaminy Creek.
As this is mating season, bears may be on the prowl for a partner and stumble upon people along the way.
The PA Game Commission has put together a list of things not to do. For example, residents should not leave food outside and should not put out their trash until the morning of collection.
While Warrington may be far off for some, bears have made their way down to Lower Southampton in the past.
The Game Commission also has some recommendations for anyone who does encounter a bear on their property:
- Make loud noises or shout at the bear from a distance, like you would at dog getting into your trash; OR
- leave the bear alone, and clean up the bear’s mess after it leaves.
The commission instructs people to then remove whatever attracted the bear in the first place.