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Game and Fish looking for young black bear spotted in Anthem area

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Posted at 12:26 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 18:04:43-04

ANTHEM, AZ — A young Black bear has reportedly been spotted in a neighborhood in Anthem, according to the Arizona Game & Fish Department.

Travis Batchelder, who lives in the neighborhood, shared video captured from his doorbell security camera of the young bear with ABC15 that showed the bear walking through front yards overnight in the Anthem/Cave Creek areas.

A spokesperson for the Arizona Game and Fish Department said the bear was first reported on Sunday, and last seen Tuesday morning near Anthem. It’s believed to be a younger bear possibly looking for a new food or water source or looking for new territory.

Game and Fish is asking the public to notify them of any sightings so that they can locate the bear and safely relocate it.