By Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) - Police in Montgomery County are warning residents after multiple reported sightings of a black bear at locations in and around Oak Ridge Park in Damascus.

Montgomery County police say it’s not uncommon this time of year to see bears in suburban areas and that this is the time of year when young bears begin to find their territory.

Montgomery County police say they’re reminding residents not to approach or feed bears that they encounter.

Montgomery County police say residents can report a bear sighting by calling the Maryland State Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service. They can also call 911 if there is an immediate threat as a result of the bear’s behavior.

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