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.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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