Fri., 8:17am: Black bear roaming in Liberty

LIBERTY — A black bear was seen in a back yard on Tibbets-Wick Road, according to Liberty police.

A resident took photos of the bear and the police posted the photos on the department’s Facebook page.

“Black bears are usually fearful of people, therefore bear attacks are a rare occurrence,” the Facebook post reads.

Police advice anyone who encounters a bear to avoid eye contact and to calmly and slowly leave the area.