WATCH: Large black bear spotted in Greenville near ECU campus

Bear spotted near ECU campus
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Greenville police say its animal protective services unit was alerted to a large black bear Tuesday morning near East Carolina University’s campus.

The Greenville Police Department said the black bear was spotted in the area of E. 10th Street and E. Wright Road.

Spokesperson Kristen Hunter says there have been more recent reports of the bear now being closer to 5th Street and the Greenway.

Alden Stalls said he was driving on David Drive around 6:00 a.m. when he spotted the bear going toward 10th Street.

We’re told the bear does not pose a threat and no one has reported any interaction with it.

This black bear was spotted early this morning in several Greenville neighborhoods.
This black bear was spotted early this morning in several Greenville neighborhoods.(Alden Stalls photo)

Anyone who sees a bear should call police at 252-329-4300.

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