Bear sighting, warning in Santa Cruz County

Bear sighting, warning in Santa Cruz County
Bear spotted in Rio Rico area. (Source: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)
Bear spotted in Rio Rico area. (Source: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office reported several sightings of a bear in the Rio Rico area over the last two days.

According to SCCSO, residents southwest of Rio Rico are reporting seeing a large, bear, brown in color in their neighborhoods.  The first sighting was reported in Calle Tecolote, a second at West Frontage Road north of Calle Tecolote, and a third sighting near Via Orquidia and Calle Tecolote.

The bear was also reportedly seen on the West Frontage Road, north of exit 17, according to a SCCSO tweet.  And a video was released of the bear near the Rio Rico Chevron.

SCCSO is encouraging residents not to approach the bear, and report further sightings to their office at 520-761-7869.

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