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Bear spotted in Williamston

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Bear spotted in Williamston (Courtesy: Andy Atkins/ Facebook) Bear spotted in Williamston (Courtesy: Andy Atkins/ Facebook)
WILLIAMSTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Williamston Police said a bear may be roaming around the city and officers urge anyone who may see it to avoid the animal and call 911.

A police officer spotted the bear in a tree Friday morning, and said the bear then jumped down from the tree and disappeared behind the Family Dollar on Highway 29.

Police contacted the SC Department of Natural Resources, which advised officers to ignore and avoid the bear.

This photo of the bear snapped on Anderson Highway began circulating on Facebook just before 11 a.m.

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