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Bears take over neighborhood tree

Oct. 19, 2011 at 3:00 AM   |   Comments

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A family of bears was an unexpected addition to an Asheville, N.C., neighborhood this week, hanging out in a tree, police said.

The Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call about the mother and three cubs at 12:12 p.m. Monday and found them lounging in a tree along Virginia Avenue.

Police said in a release the bears did not appear aggressive and a reverse 911 call was made to neighborhood residents to advise them to steer clear of the animals. School transportation officials were also warned to be on the lookout for the bears.

The North Carolina Wildlife Commission was advised of the situation and police doing some extra patrolling in the area until the bruins departed, officials said.

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