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Black bear spotted in Hermitage

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HERMITAGE, Pa. -

Another black bear has been spotted in the Valley.

Poland residents reported two sightings on Tuesday, and one day later someone spotted the wild animal across the state line in Hermitage.

A viewer sent 21 News photos of the black bear reaching for their backyard bird house on Tamara Trail.

The bear then knocked it over and began playing with it.

The residents say there are many young children who live in the area.

This is mating season, and Poland Police Chief Brian Goodin said young children should be warned to never approach the animals.

Goodin also says children and small pets should be supervised.

If you spot a bear, note which direction it is traveling and call police immediately so they can contact the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Also, if possible, keep trash cans that contain food inside a garage until trash day.

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