Starting in the evening hours of June 15th Perkasie Borough Police received a series of black bear sightings. The first was for two bears in area of Ridge Rd. Subsequent sightings only observed one bear, and moved through the borough. Most of the sightings have been concentrated in the area between Guth Elementary School and Blooming Glen Road. In the morning hours of June 16th, Perkasie Police responded to Ridge Road near Branch Valley Fish and Game for a one vehicle accident. The operator reported hitting a small bear that fled after being struck. There was evidence that the bear may have been injured. The Pennsylvania Game Commission was notified and responded.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports that this is normal behavior for young bears during this time of the year. If you observe a bear please do not approach the bear, attempt to feed the bear or harass the bear. For more useful information, visit Living with Black Bears