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.