Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Beware of Bear in Ballwin, Police Warn

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Beware of Bear in Ballwin, Police Warn

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A bear was seen Sunday evening in the southern part of Ballwin, and police are now asking residents to keep their animals inside and bring trash indoors.

In a Facebook post, Ballwin police say a resident in the 700 block of Oak Run Lane reported seeing a large bear in a common ground area about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. It was last seen running through the common ground area between the Castle Pines subdivision and Oak Run Lane, police said.

At least one man posted a video on his Facebook page of the sighting. The 15-second clip shows an adult-sized bear cautiously walking in what appears to be a lightly wooded area behind a residential building.

Police are contacting the Missouri Department of Conservation about the bear, and urging residents to call dispatch at 636-227-9636 if they see the animal. …

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