It's not every day that you see a bear wandering around Genesee County. However, every once in a while it happens.  This week, a Clio-area woman proved that after she captured a black bear on a trail camera that was set up on her family's property.

According to ABC 12, shortly before 6 a.m., Bethany Frechette spotted the bear through a trail camera positioned on her family's 10-acre property situated along Linden Road, approximately a mile west of I-75 near the Clio Country Club in Vienna Township.

The primary reason black bears sometimes wander this far south during warmer weather is because they're looking for food. If you know a bear is in the area, don't leave food or garbage outside if possible. It's also a good idea to bring in your bird feeders temporarily.

The bear eventually wandered off and out of sight. It is unclear where it may be at the moment.

This isn't the first time a black bear has been sighted in the area. As you may recall, last year we reported on a woman in Flushing who spotted a black bear roaming around her backyard. In 2021, a black bear was also seen walking along I-75 in Flint Township and tragically, it was hit and killed by a vehicle.

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If you find yourself face-to-face with a bear, stand your ground and make a lot of noise. Try to appear larger than life.

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