Oxford police warn of black bear scavenging in North Oxford

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OXFORD — Residents in the Prospect Street area of North Oxford are being advised to exercise caution after a black bear was spotted scavenging for food in bird feeders and trash containers.

The Oxford Police Department issued a warning advising locals to keep a close watch on pets and young children, and to remain vigilant when outdoors.

The bear’s presence has raised concerns for public safety, and authorities are urging the community to be careful and to secure potential food sources that might attract the animal.

Residents are encouraged to report any sightings of the bear to the Oxford Police Department to help monitor its movements and ensure the safety of the community.

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