VIDEO: Black bear spotted in Akron, has own Twitter account

VIDEO: Black bear spotted in Akron, has own Twitter account
Black bear spotted in North Canton. (Source: Cleveland 19 viewer)
Black bear spotted in North Canton. (Source: Cleveland 19 viewer)

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Looks like the Stark County bear may be moving north and someone has created a social media page so you can keep up.

Cleveland 19 is tracking a black bear that appears to be on the move.

After being spotted in Akron Tuesday morning, Akron Black Bear is now on Twitter.

Akron police said they have received numerous calls for a black bear in the area of George Washington Boulevard and Faye Road around 6:45 a.m. Police are monitoring the area, especially while children head off to school.

Not sure if this is the same bear spotted in the Canton area last week and over the weekend but according to his Twitter account he likes the MetroParks and 'doing bear things'.

North Canton Police say the black bear was spotted in Jackson and Stark counties since last Thursday.

Over the weekend there were sightings near Applegrove St. NW and Lupe Ave. NW in Canton. Then Sunday at the Dunkin' Donuts on Cleveland Ave. NW.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials are in the area and they believe it's an adult male between 250-300 lbs.

So far, he hasn't hurt anyone.

"Our biggest concern is that people just stay away from it and leave it alone. They're normally not aggressive at all so if you stay away from it, it won't bother you at all," said Lt. John Minock, North Canton Police Department.

Eventually, they hope that black bear finds what he's looking for and goes back to where he came from.

Call police if you see the bear.

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