Bear Spotted In Bucks County - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Bear Spotted In Bucks County

Posted: Updated:
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. -

A resident is getting a lot of attention in Bucks County. A bear has been spotted in Solebury Township.

Authorities are now warning people in the area to be on the lookout. FOX 29's Dave Kinchen went to check things out.

Residents of Solebury Township say they've seen a lot of wildlife over the years. After all this is a wooded area but we talked to one woman that said it took several years for her to finally see a bear,

Elaine Rydberg remembers her reaction Saturday afternoon when this big beast came roaming on through.

"Oh my God! Oh my God! There's a bear out there," Rydberg said. "I was looking out the kitchen window and just saw it ambling down the yard to the back yard."

She grabbed her camera and snapped away and apparently during its dinner time you see it going after her tall bird feeder…even knocking it down.

"He was really enjoying himself. Very docile but I don't think you can trust them. You have to be careful so we didn't approach him" Rydberg said.

Not unlike a human it even crashed after a big meal.

Of course it didn't bother cleaning up either. Bears have been reported in Bucks County before, but this is still a first for many we talked with.

If this one ever comes back, Elaine Rydberg says they'll be on a first name basis.

"We'll call him Smoky," Rydberg said,

We checked in with the PA Game Commission. They say the bear most likely swam over from New Jersey across the river. They have not had any other related sightings. They say if you see a bear, do not approach it, and just walk away slowly.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:43:52 GMT

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

  • Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:39:24 GMT

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices