Viewer Video: Bear spotted in East Knoxville Tuesday night

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A bear was spotted in East Knoxville Tuesday night on Magnolia Avenue going toward Martin Luther King Avenue.

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Clemmon Mitchell shared the video with WATE 6 On Your Side, saying the bear ran around the house across the street from them.

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WATE 6 On Your Side reached to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to inquire if they were responding; we’ll update you as we learn more.

Last week, TWRA told WATE 6 On Your Side that bears are becoming more active lately as they are looking for easy meals lately – such as digging in trash cans and bird feeders – because berries aren’t in season for another few weeks.

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