black bear2OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/15/13) - The black bear spotted in Southern Daviess County is at it again - or is he?

Major J.D. Marksberry of the Daviess County Sheriff's office said that they have received many phone calls this weekend about the animal but they aren't able to confirm that it is actually a bear.

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department spent the weekend looking for the animal.

"I've been to every location and avenue of the sightings," said Fish and Wildlife Officer Eric Chambers. "We have not found any signs, tracks, or hairs."

One sighting was by a woman who reportedly saw the bear in a tree, Chambers saod. Fish and Wildlife officials went to the location and spent a long amount of time examining the site but didn't find claw marks or any other indication that the animal had been there.

The Fish and Wildlife Department still pleads to anyone that sees the bear: don't disturb it.

"Bears are protective and shouldn't be fooled around with," Chambers said. "If you leave it alone, it will go back home."

Area residents are encouraged to contact the Daviess County Sheriff's Office with any information regarding a sighting at 270-685-8444.

Taylor Riley
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