RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A bear was spotted in Richmond on Monday near Barnes Mill Road just off Curtis Pike.
The sighting was captured by ABC36 Production Tech Clark Freeman who shared these pictures.
Just last week, a bear was spotted on the University of Kentucky campus, prompting a talk by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials.
In recent weeks, department biologists have been tracking reported sightings of one or more bears in Central Kentucky, including rural Fayette and Jessamine counties.
The department is monitoring reports from the public and law enforcement agencies. Any sightings of this bear should be immediately reported either to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife by calling 1-800-858-1549 during business hours, or to local law enforcement.