A black bear, similar to one seen in a New Jersey backyard this week. It wasn't the bear that was so unusual, but the way a neighbor's dog chased the animal away.
Photo: Pixabay
Photo: Pixabay

WATCH: Bear spotted roaming in residential Gwinnett neighborhood

A black bear was spotted roaming in a residential Duluth neighborhood Monday morning. 

The bear was reported in the area around Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and River Green Parkway. Duluth police officers responded to calls about the bear, working to get him out of a resident’s yard. On a Channel 2 Action News live stream, the bear could be seen eating fruit and plants from a homeowner’s garden and climbing fences to travel from one backyard to the other.

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Police estimated the bear weighed under 150 lbs and could be an adolescent. 

Bears should not be approached if seen in the wild. In order to avoid attracting them, residents should secure garbage and bird feeders, keep pet food indoors and clean grills of any food residue.

Police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources cannot remove bears or take any other action against them, as they are in their natural habitat. Bears are generally more active in the summer due to warm weather and cubs growing and becoming more independent. 

Watch the full video of the bear here

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The bear has been hanging around the backyards in a neighborhood off of Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

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