More black bear sightings reported

by Wes Mayer

A bear was spotted in Coweta County by a resident early Sunday, but authorities were not able to locate it.

Around 10:38 a.m., the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bear being seen around the area of Vaughn Road and Highway 154 – Sharpsburg McCollum Road, according to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the area afterward, but were unable to find the bear.

Earlier in May, a bear was reported being seen in the Grantville and Moreland areas of the county. Authorities were not able to find that bear either.

According to authorities with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, it is currently the time of year when younger male bears are being pushed from their territory by the older and larger male bears. This means younger bears will leave their usual territories in the north Georgia mountains or near Macon in search of food.

– A bear was also sighted just outside the east end of Chattahoochee Bend State Park Saturday in western Coweta, Park Manager Tim Banks reported.



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