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Bear Alert!

Black Bear Cub is not the actual bear seen in Manchester.

Black Bear Cub is not the actual bear seen in Manchester.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said a bear has been spotted multiple times in the Manchester area. According to TWRA, the bear is believed to be a young cub and has been seen in the area of New Bushy Branch Road.
A person who was traveling on Interstate 24 that spotted the bear between Exits 111-114. There have also been reports of the bear in the Hillsboro area and near the Coffee/Warren County line.
According to eyewitness reports the bear does not seem to be fully grown.
A warning to area residents that it is illegal to kill, possess and/or harass any wildlife species and there is not a season on hunting bear in Coffee County. The TWRA has responded to several sightings over the past few days, but it was gone each time upon their arrival. Wildlife officials warn anyone who sees the bear to leave it alone and call 800-624-7406.