As of 9 p.m. Monday, the bear trap near Pittsburgh Mills Mall in Frazer remained empty. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has not revealed the exact location of that trap because they want people to stay away.
Two bear sightings this weekend in or around a local shopping mall have some shoppers on edge, but game officials are ready. Frazer Police are continuing to push the second bear out of public places while the Game Commission is taking charge of the situation and is hoping to safely capture the bear.
It was a wild night at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. A black bear cub somehow got inside. It was found roaming around the Sears store, and sent customers running for safety.
A black bear wandering through North Park made for some tense moments Monday night.
There was a bear sighting in Natrona Heights. An adult bear weighing at least 300 pounds wandered into Tom and Sharon Bowser’s yard on Burtner Road.
A black bear was spotted in Pittsburgh’s Banksville Park. While bears aren’t usually sighted in the city, wildlife officials say it’s actually not uncommon in the spring and summer.
The Fox Chapel police department is warning residents to be on the lookout for a bear and two small cubs that have been seen in the area.
The Kopnickys, who are naturalist guides, say they don’t fill their ground feeders this time of year when the bears are gearing up for hibernation, but didn’t think the bear could climb up an 8-foot deck with no steps to get to the high feeder.
Police shot and killed a black bear after it got too close for comfort in Uniontown. The bear was apparently attracted by the smell of the food at the city’s Italian Heritage Festival on Sunday.
A black bear was spotted wandering around a neighborhood in Indiana Township Saturday morning.
A bear was spotted in Bridgeville, and even caused some damage to at least one home.