Little Falls Police say a black bear was spotted early Tuesday morning in the area of Ward and Petrie Streets.

Police say the bear weighs between 150 and 200 pounds.

They say although it's uncommon for bears to come into the city, they are in search of food and find garbage being left out as an easy food source.

While there have not been any other bear sightings this year, police say they'll monitor the situation closely

Residents are encouraged to report any sightings to Little Falls Police at (315) 823-1123

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