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OPP say 3 black bear sightings reported in Caledon, Ont.

A bear has been spotted in Knox Mountain Park in Kelowna.
A bear has been spotted in Knox Mountain Park in Kelowna. File Photo / Global News

CALEDON, Ont. – Provincial police are warning residents in the Caledon, Ont., area to be on the lookout for bears.

Police say they received three reports of a black bear being spotted near the McGuire Trail during a one-hour period on Thursday afternoon.

They say the bear, described as a cub weighing approximately 225 kilograms, was seen approaching decks in residents’ backyards.

READ MORE: Police issue advisory after black bear sighting in Innisfil

OPP say it ran when it saw people.

They are urging residents to exercise caution if they spot a black bear and report it to police.

Police say if the bear is seen trying to enter a home, stalking a person or killing pets or livestock, the witness should call 911.

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