MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Ramsey County are warning residents to remain alert after receiving numerous reports of a bear spotted in the area.

According to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, a bear has been reported in Vadnais Heights, North Oaks, White Bear Township and Polar Park coming out of Tamarack Nature Center.

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(credit: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office)

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The last reported sighting of the bear was around 6:40 Monday morning in Vadnais Heights near Greenhaven Drive and Centerville Road, the sheriff’s office said.

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If you see the bear, residents are encouraged to stay away and call 911.