We received an e-mail yesterday that someone had spotted Black Bear Skat (droppings) near Highway 9 on the Forsyth Big Creek Greenway. We haven’t verified the sighting, nor have we received any notifications of bear sightings in the area. That being said, black bears are indigenous to the region. They are generally shy, and will likely stay away from the area when people are around.
Here is a site with some safety techniques to remember should you encounter a bear. If you encounter one, please don’t try to interact, feed, or get closer to the bear. Also, never get between a bear and it’s cub.