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No new bear sightings in Potosi, Mo.

In Virginia, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams recently mentioned on Twitter that he saw a...
In Virginia, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams recently mentioned on Twitter that he saw a bear in his northern Virginia neighborhood.(pixabay)
Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 9:14 AM CDT
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POTOSI, Mo. (KFVS) - The city of Potosi was put on alert for a bear traveling in the area on Sunday, July.

An alert sent out around 5:45 p.m. from Washington County, Missouri officials urged residents in Potosi and the surrounding area to stay indoors due to a bear spotted in the area.

The public were advised to avoid the area of Blount St. and Evans Ave. due to the bear.

Police were reportedly in this area to help lead the bear out of the city.

A few hours later the all clear was given.

Police said there were no new sightings of the bear, but residents were reminded to keep their trash cans and animal feeders indoors.

If the bear is spotted again, residents are urged to immediately contact the Potosi Police Department at 573-438-1079.

Conservation has told police that once the are quiets down, the bear will return to the woods away from the city.

It is not clear if the bear is the same one that has traveled more than 400 miles. Experts said this bear, called Bruno, could pass through the Heartland on his way to find a new home.

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