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What do I do if I see a bear?

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The American Black Bear is native to the Fayetteville area, but there are very few sightings. While it can be scary to see a bear the generally pose no threat. Here is some useful information from the American Bear Association. If you see a bear within the city limits of Fayetteville please contact Fayetteville Police Dispatch at 479-587-3555. Animal Control will come out to monitor the bear to ensure it leaves the city limits safely.