Small bear spotted in Greeneville; TWRA asks residents to leave

Small bear spotted in Greeneville; TWRA asks residents to leave animal alone

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GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) -

Greeneville may be privy to celebrity sightings lately, but residents of the East Tennessee town have once again been invaded – this time by a wandering bear.

The small bear, possibly a cub, was spotted Monday near North Main Street and again Tuesday around Oak Hills Parkway.

Greeneville Police Department confirmed Tuesday that Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers are aware of the bear and have asked people to stay away from the bear, to not feed the bear and to not leave animals food outside.

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