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UPDATED: Bear Sightings Continue In Harford County

A black bear was seen in Darlington this weekend.

UPDATED (12:30 p.m.)—The bear that has made his rounds in Harford County since early June apparently isn't ready to leave.

A series of bear sightings have been reported since and north along the .

The bear seems to have settled in the area recently.

Jason Sloan told that the bear was seen near a campground in Darlington on Sunday (see photos).

Steve Ruth told Patch that he saw the bear around 11 a.m. on Saturday at his home off Hughes Road in Darlington (see photos).

"He kind of wandered around here for a half hour, just tearing up the bird feeders and wondering where he could get some more food," Steve Ruth said. "We talked to DNR, they know about him, they're tracking him, and we think there's just one. But we're not sure."

The bear took down the bird feeders before heading off into the woods, Ruth said.

Explore Harford reported the bear was seen on Friday on Nobles Mill Road in Darlington.

Stay with Patch for udpates.

To report a bear sighting, contact the Department of Natural Resources. If you'd like to share your story about a bear sighting, email sean.welsh@patch.com or call at 443-299-7702.

Greg P June 25, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I found some (what I believe to be) bear poop in a parking lot in Darlington Saturday evening around 9pm. I'm not 100% positive, but it was full of berries, and I couldn't think of any other animal who could have left it. It was south of Hughes Road.
Wings June 26, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Poor fella is lost it seems. I hope he doesn't end up getting shot by someone spooked by him when he is just looking for food.
Leslie Schildgen June 26, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I know that's right Wings. . . poor baby looking for something to eat
Andrea Gaytan June 27, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Has anyone seen him since Sunday?
Quartermoon June 29, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I heard the bear was spotted in the area of Susquehanna Hall Rd near Flintville Road on Wednesday the 27th and possibly on Deep Run Road.
C June 29, 2012 at 03:59 PM
He was at my in-laws house on Prospect Road in Whiteford yesterday morning. Would he be scared of my kids if they are outside playing or swimming in the pool?

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