Residents in the north end of Lindsay reported a black bear sighting on Thursday morning.
According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, several reports say the bear was seen in the area of Orchard Park Road and Sanderling Crescent.
Police have been deployed to the area to search for the animal and have contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
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“If seen, do not approach the bear and call police at 705-324-5252 or 911,” police issued in a statement.
In a tweet at 8:25 a.m., Insp. Kirk Robertson said he received another report that the bear had moved into a wooded area in the north end.
There have been a number of black bear sightings recently in Peterborough’s west end as well.