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Missouri police warn residents to take precautions after bears sighted in neighborhood

Police posted this photo of a bear on Facebook and said there may be two bears wandering around the Weier Mobile home community in Pevely, Missouri.
Police posted this photo of a bear on Facebook and said there may be two bears wandering around the Weier Mobile home community in Pevely, Missouri.

A bear, or possibly two, could be wandering around the Weier Mobile home community in Pevely, Missouri.

Police confirmed there was sighting of a bear in a Facebook post late Monday night, but they said there may be two in the area. A KSDK report confirmed the sighting occurred Monday night.

"Please bring all pets inside and pick up any pet food you may have sitting out," police officials wrote in a Facebook post.

Later on, Pevely Police posted a link to a Missouri Department of Conservation page with tips on how to "deter, exclude, or capture damage-causing wildlife."

The Weier Mobile home community is off the Interstate 55 service road and Lynnwood Drive.

Last week, a black bear was seen wondering around Festus, Missouri.

Dana Rieck: 618-239-2642, @ByDanaRieck
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