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Authorities urge caution after multiple bear sightings in Ramsey County

Authorities urge caution after multiple bear sightings in Ramsey County Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

Updated: September 10, 2019 03:03 PM

Authorities are urging people in Ramsey County to watch out for bears after multiple sightings were reported.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said it has received multiple calls of a bear in the northern part of the county. The sheriff's office urged residents to stay alert, and to call 911 and stay away from the bear if you spot one.

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According to the sheriff's office, a bear has been reported in Vadnais Heights, North Oaks, White Bear Township and Polar Park coming out of Tamarack Nature Center. The last reported sighting was Monday morning near Greenhaven Drive and Centerville Road in Vadnais Heights.

If you do encounter a bear, the sheriff's office said you should:

  • Pick up small children and pets
  • Face the bear directly and try to appear as large as possible
  • Spread or wave your arms, ideally holding a sweater or coat
  • Slowly back away and to the side
  • Talk in a calm, low and monotone voice
  • Call 911 once indoors

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