Bear Roaming Region, Now Near Susquehanna River
Bear sightings reported across areas of Baltimore and Harford counties are believed to be of the same bear, officials told Patch.
Officials say one bear has been making a number of appearances throughout Baltimore and Harford counties over the last week.
A bear sighted in Baltimore County last week is believed to be the same bear that has been roaming through parts of central Harford County this week.
“Our thinking is that it's the same bear,” said Ken D’Loughey, a regional manager with the Maryland Wildlife Heritage Service.
A bear was reported near the Susquehanna River Thursday.
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D’Loughey told Patch Thursday morning the bear was most recently sighted at Glen Cove Road in Darlington. That sighting was at 11:15 a.m., following a report of a bear at Route 1 on the Harford County side of the Conowingo Dam at 7:20 a.m. Thursday morning, D’Loughey said.
At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a bear was reported near Lapidum and Stafford Roads, he said.
D’Loughey also said there was a sighting in the 200 block of Paradise Road on June 10, following a report on Carsins Run Road on June 9.
Monica Worrell, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, said police responded to three reports recently.
A deputy with the department reported one just before 6 p.m. on June 9 at Montreal Drive, Worrell said.
She added that reports also came in June 9 at Tower Road at 5:05 p.m. and on Cypress Drive in Bel Air at 8:47 p.m.
Members of the community along Fairway Drive off Wheel Road in Bel Air also saw a bear June 9.
Worrell said the bear was reported at between 2 and 3 years of age, around 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 250 to 300 pounds.
“We’re keeping an eye on it, because last time they were here they seemed to move toward the proving ground,” he said. “But we have not had any sightings yet.”
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has information about encountering bears.
Anyone who wants more information or wants to report a bear sighting may contact the Department of Natural Resources at 410-260-8540.
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