Black Bear Sightings
Pennsylvania is home to an estimated 10,000 bears. As the weather warms up officials say we should expect to see more of them. Although black bears are notoriously non-aggressive, officials urge people to keep their distance. If startled, a black bear will stand on its hind legs and clack its jaw. It may also make a false charge. If you encounter a bear, officials say you should back away slowly.