The Big Creek Greenway

Signs of a Black Bear Seen Near Highway 9

Black Bear

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.

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  • We were traveling south on I-85 (just north of Duluth) on Saturday around 2 pm and a small black bear jumped over the barrier and out onto the highway. He looked startled at all the traffic and then jumped back over the barrier. Poor thing, I hope he didn't get hurt!

  • haven't seen this reported anywhere or seen on the web but Laurel Springs and Deerlake Neighborhood had black bear sighting Sept 15 and 16, respectively. This is McGinnis and 141 area. Perhaps the same Yogi bear. Doesn't big creek run up through there toward Big Creek Elementary?

  • There have also been reportings of a black bear sighted in Longlake. This is near 141 and Sharon Springs road. Due to the limited area, it is probably the same bear, but it is possible there could be more than 1.