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Black bear spotted in Catawba County neighborhood

Credit: Scarlett Gem Credit: Scarlett Gem
LONG VIEW, NC (WBTV) -

A young black bear was spotted walking around a neighborhood in Long View Wednesday morning. 

According to Scarlett Gem, who is a resident of Long View, the bear was seen wandering in her neighbors' yard around 9 a.m. The bear then crossed the street and headed toward a wooded area near her home, Gem said on Facebook. 

 "I felt pretty excited because I had never seen one walking in a neighborhood," Gem said. 

According to Gem, the bear looked to weigh over 100 pounds. 

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