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UPDATE: Black Bear Roaming in Bensalem Not Caught

The black bear that was roaming Bensalem Township Friday morning was not caught, officials said.

A black bear roaming throughout Bensalem Township has eluded authorities.

Police announced around 9:15 a.m. Friday it was following a bear in the area of Edge Avenue and Michael Drive. Shortly after, police said the bear had made its way to the area of Bensalem Blvd and the PA Turnpike overpass.

At 11 a.m., Bensalem Police announced via Facebook that they had lost sight of the bear. Authorities are still monitoring the area.

"We ask residents to cover their trash, cover their grills and take any other precautions necessary. This bear is apparently smarter than the average police officer," Bensalem Police said.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, the bear was still roaming the township or nearby.
Steve May 24, 2014 at 01:12 PM
hey Boo Boo, either the spokesperson has a low opinion of his fellow officers or maybe it's attributed to himself comparing his prowlness for finding food to that of the bears.
Narrah May 24, 2014 at 02:12 PM
I agree Steve. Maybe we should hire the bear as a cop. He'd do a whole lot better than what we have now. Better yet, let's put him in as the new Public Safety Director.
IrishLadyBug May 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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IrishLadyBug May 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Wendy ... Still trolling

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