ROME – A bear has found its way to the city of Rome, and police are warning the public to stay away from it.
The Rome Police Department posted a photo on its Facebook page Thursday morning of a bear up in a tree that was taken Wednesday night.
Police say they received a call Wednesday night reporting that a bear was found in the city. The bear eventually climbed up a tree behind St. Peter’s Church, which is located on East Liberty Street.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been called, and they are advising people to avoid contact with the bear. DEC officials told police that the bear will come down from the tree and go back to its natural environment.
“We are advising if the bear is spotted please avoid any contact and [call] the DEC,” Rome police wrote on their Facebook page.
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