A bear was noticed going to a home in Olney while the loved ones was in Ocean Metropolis.
OLNEY, Md. — It is really a strange weekend for persons who stay in Olney.
On Friday, a tornado tore by way of the place for less than a moment and on Saturday a black bear was noticed going for walks around a neighborhood.
Mark and Anita Brady of Olney are paying out the holiday break weekend in Ocean Metropolis, but when they checked their house security footage, they recognized an odd intruder halting by their front door at all around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday… a black bear walked right up to their entrance door and then turned around.
Anita Brady texted her neighbors and friends in the Olney area warning them about the bear she noticed exterior her household.
“It truly is horrifying and fully unexpected to see a bear in my garden,” Anita Brady stated in a message to WUSA9. “Thank goodness we weren’t going for walks our doggy at the same time.”
The Bradies usually are not the only kinds in Olney to detect a bear in their property.
WUSA9 obtained a video clip submission by the “Near Me” attribute on our app from a particular person who determined on their own as E. Harp.
E. Harp wrote that the bear was noticed outside their dwelling checking out a steel trash bin in the garden. It is unclear when E. Harp captured this video of the bear.
The Washington Article documented on Might 24 that a Silver Spring lady captured footage of a black bear in her yard laying down and ingesting seeds from a fowl feeder.
Maryland’s Office of Natural Sources (DNR) advised the Publish that they feel the bear in Silver Spring was a 1.5-yr-outdated male who weighed amongst 100 to 200 lbs. It really is unclear if the bear (or bears) from the Olney video clips is the exact same bear spotted roaming Silver Spring.
Montgomery Parks posted on its Facebook web site on Could 25 that black bear sightings have turn into a common occurrence in Montgomery County among May well and July.
“Through this time, solitary bears (most normally youthful males) strike out on their very own, at times travelling substantial distances in search [of] their own acceptable dwelling range,” the submit suggests.
In accordance to Montgomery Parks, by the conclusion of summer, young male bears ordinarily vacation to “a lot more desirable parts in western Maryland.”
Montgomery Parks famous that even though some people today may well be enthusiastic to see bears, other individuals can discover it alarming.
Anita Brady said she is absolutely alarmed about the notion of a bear in her Hallowell neighborhood of Olney.
“What I be concerned about most is my home is up coming to a college bus quit and I am concerned about youngsters encountering the bear ready for their bus,” she said.
Maryland DNR has a webpage about “Living with Black Bears” that offers recommend about greatest procedures when working with bears.
“The very best way to stay clear of bear troubles is to just take precautions to not draw in them in the very first location,” the website claims.
In buy to not draw in bears, men and women should really be aware of garbage-like odors that could possibly catch the attention of bears as perfectly as bird feeders.
“After a bear finds food stuff about your property it will probable return,” DNR states.
DNR advises men and women to go away a bear by itself. If a bear arrives shut, again away slowly and gradually. Bears are concerned of people, DNR claims, but if it refuses to leave have an escape route or scare it away with are living noises.
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