Bear Sighted in Thomas Township

Thomas Township residents have reported seeing a bear in their area.

A black bear was spotted on three separate occasions over the weekend, on Kennely and Brookshire roads, and in the 11000 block of Geddes Rd. The sightings follow on the heels of a black bear sighting in Midland last week off Westlawn Drive in a back yard, feeding from a bird feeder.

The DNR says it’s common for bears to be in the area at this time of year as they forage for food after their winter hibernation. The DNR advises residents to take down bird feeders, don’t leave out pet food and keep trash inside until trash day.