A black bear that reportedly made an uninvited visit to a local home within the past week serves as a reminder that residents should be “bear aware” this time of the year. Arizona Game and Fish officials reportedly darted the bear with a tranquilizer and removed it from the property.

So what should you do if you see a black bear?

  • Make yourself as large and imposing as possible if the bear
  • continues to approach. Stand upright and wave your arms, jacket or other items. Make loud noises, such as yelling, whistles, and banging pots and pans.
  • Do not run and never play dead.
  • Give the bear a chance to leave the area.
  • If the bear does not leave, stay calm, continue facing it, and slowly back away.
  • If a bear is in your yard, scare it away from inside the house, keeping the door closed.


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