Black bear spotted in Catawba County neighborhood

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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