Bear takes a holiday in downtown Greensboro

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) -- Wildlife officials say a bear took a wrong turn and ended up spending part of his holiday weekend in downtown Greensboro.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission agents told the News & Record of Greensboro that the bear was first seen Sunday morning on U.S. 29 several miles north of downtown. They think he was trying to get out of town, but headed south instead, crossed a railroad trestle and ended up in the middle of the city.

Police officers stopped traffic on streets so the bear could cross as stunned residents followed the animal in cars.

Wildlife officials think this bear is different from one seen last weekend in Greensboro. They say bears are active in the spring as they look for food and mates after a long winter.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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