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Bear Sightings Create Buzz In Cotati, Sebastopol Neighborhoods

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Two North Bay communities reported a bear strolling around in residential neighborhoods in social media posts on the same day.

The Cotati Police Department posted a video on its Facebook page on Monday about a bear captured on a home's security camera. The bear was seen walking nonchalantly across the driveway at a home in the area of W. Cotati Ave. at around 12:30 a.m.

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Posted by Cotati Police Department on Monday, May 3, 2021

Also on May 3, Sebastopol Police Services said in a Facebook post that a bear was spotted in the area of Pleasant Hill Rd., Lynch Rd. and Robinson Rd., about 18 miles away from the W. Cotati Ave. location. Police said the image of a bear was from a resident trail camera near Hessel Rd., about halfway between the two locations.

It was not known whether it was the same bear spotted in each location.

Both police departments urged people to "show some forbearance and give him a wide berth" as well as to not "attempt to get a selfie for tik tok!"



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