Recent Black Bear Sightings

23 Jul 2015 4:02 PM | Anonymous

Over the past week, there have been a number of sightings of adolescent Black Bears along the Georgetown Pike corridor and surrounding neighborhoods.

Most of the events were simply sightings, which in at least one case led to a family dog chasing the bear.  Two nights ago, another dog was slightly injured in what appears to have been a physical conflict with a bear (no worries - she's doing fine).

Fairfax County personnel request:

  • Virginia Dept of Game (VGDIF) asks that any sightings of bear also be reported through the Virginia wildlife conflict helpline.  The helpline is available toll-free at (855) 571-9003, 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday.
Fairfax County Animal Control published information and precautions to be taken should you encounter a bear.  Click here for that information.

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