A large black bear was seen in our community this morning. One sighting was at 3:30 AM on Mayflower Loop and then at 6:30 AM on Bay Vista.
As you can see from this security cam picture, the bear has a bag of garbage in its mouth. It is critical that trash not be left out. Keep it in your trash can and keep the lid closed. We had an issue with bears in our community last year attracted to the area because trash cans were put out too early by many residents [pick-up was pushed back that week because of a Monday holiday].
Irene is investigating buying bear-proof trash cans. They were looked into previously when bears were reported but we could not find any due to high demand for them.
For now, please be cautious if you are walking your pets or taking a jog. Do not approach a bear nor attempt to feed them anything. Keep your trash cans inside your garage, if possible. Bears are easily scared off by noise. Please see the video below on what to do if you encounter one in the community.
We will send out any updates as they come in.