Bears seen near College Park campus

WASHINGTON — The University of Maryland College Park campus has had two bear sightings near Elkton Hall.

Callers reported the sightings to the Natural Resources Police Department on June 12, a letter to the campus community said.

If you see a bear, don’t feed it and don’t panic. Just back away slowly.

The Department of Natural Resources has more tips for dealing with black bears.

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