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Large black bear spotted in Simpsonville; safely removed and relocated

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Black bear in Simpsonville. (Source: SPD) Black bear in Simpsonville. (Source: SPD)
Black bear in Simpsonville. (Source: Homeowner) Black bear in Simpsonville. (Source: Homeowner)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Simpsonville Police say a black bear was spotted on Hedge Street early Saturday morning - and photo evidence suggests it was a big one!

Police say they received reports of an adolescent black bear on on Hedge Street at 6:11 a.m.

Officers, along with with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, responded and discovered the bear outside a residence in a tree.

The homeowner captured video of the bear at its temporary residence, having a snack.

VIEW THAT VIDEO HERE

The bear was safely removed from the tree and relocated to a safe area outside the city, police said.

They ask any one with questions to reach out to SCDNR officials.

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