Bear sightings reported in Wilmington

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Delaware State Police have received reports of a bear sighting in the North Wilmington area.

According to Delaware State Police, sometime between the early morning hours of 3 and 7:00 a.m., Wednesday troopers received three reports of a bear sighting.

The locations reported, from earliest to latest, were I-95 in the area of the I-495 split, Manor Avenue at Philadelphia Pike, and I-95 in the area of Concord Pike.

The reported incidents have been sightings only and there have been no direct encounters nor injuries, police emphasized.

Delaware State Police are working in conjunction with Delaware Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police regarding the sightings.

If you observe what appears to be a bear or any other wild animal, do not approach it, alert and shelter others near you and immediately call 911.