Black bear spotted in the Mid-South - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Black bear spotted in the Mid-South

(WMC-TV) - A Tennessee Wildlife game warden said a black bear has been making tracks through Tennessee.

They said the bear came out of Alabama several weeks ago and has been traveling about 10 to 15 miles per day.

The bear, which weighs around 150 pounds, was spotted in Bolivar, Tennessee a couple of weeks ago.

Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the bear was spotted eating out of a resident's garbage can in the Pine Lakes area of Fayette County.

Officials said the bear is not aggressive but advised residents to keep an eye on their pets.  If you spot the bear, keep your distance and let it go.

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