MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials in Ramsey County are alerting the public following bear sightings just north of the metro area.
According to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, there were bear sightings in Vadnais Heights and North Oaks on Monday.READ MORE: None Hurt After Crews Battle Fire In Minneapolis
“In Minnesota, we’re used to seeing bears, but it’s best to stay away from them,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet.
Residents are advised to stay alert and call 911 if a bear is sighted.
There have been sightings of a bear in both Vadnais Heights and North Oaks today. In Minnesota, we’re used to seeing bears, but it’s best to stay away from them. Remain alert and call 9-1-1 if you see a bear.READ MORE: Driver Leaving Argument In Car Crashes Into House, Police Say
— Ramsey Sheriff (MN) (@RamseySheriff) May 3, 2021
The advisory from the sheriff’s office comes after several bear sightings were reported in Woodbury last week.MORE NEWS: Free Beer For COVID Vaccine: Brewery Works To Incentivize More People To Get Shots
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, bears are attracted to food like birdseed, dog food, grease on grills, garbage, fish entrails and fruit. So, residents should take the initiative to secure or remove these types of attractants.
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