PICTURES: Black Bears in Northeast Ohio

Posted on: 7:51 pm, June 24, 2012, by , updated on: 12:29pm, June 17, 2013

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  • Black Bear in Bath Township (Photo Credit: Sarah Wells)

  • Black Bear in Bath Township (Photo Credit: Sarah Wells)

  • Black Bear in Bath Township (Photo Credit: Sarah Wells)

  • A black bear runs down West Bath Road. (Photo Credit: Bath Police Department)

  • A black bear in Austinburg Township. (Photo Credit: Nancy Hodge)

  • A black bear munches from a bird feeder in Austinburg Township. (Photo Credit: Nancy Hodge)

  • A black bear munches from a bird feeder in Austinburg Township. (Photo Credit: Nancy Hodge)

  • Black bear near State Route 306 in Willoughby. (Photo Credit: Kayla Kuzniakowski)

  • A black bear runs through the grass of the Lubrizol Corporation in Wickliffe. (Photo Credit: Wickliffe Police Department)

  • (Photo credit: Tom Parkinson)

  • (Photo credit: Tom Parkinson)

  • (Photo credit: Tom Parkinson)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Patti McDonald)

  • (Photo credit: Tom Parkinson)

  • (Photo credit: Tom Parkinson)

  • (Photo credit: David and Irene Ruehr)

  • (Photo credit: Teece Family)

  • (Photo credit: Teece Family)

  • (Photo credit: David and Irene Ruehr)

  • (Photo credit: David and Irene Ruehr)

  • (Photo credit: Teece Family)

  • Streetsboro, Ohio

  • Streetsboro, Ohio

  • Shalersville OH

  • Black Bear in Portage County Ohio

  • Beery Rd., Ravenna, Ohio

  • A bear was spotted several times along Canton Road in Springfield Township on June 17, 2013. (Courtesy: Capt. Ken Ray)

Black bear sightings are on the rise in Northeast Ohio, and Fox 8 viewers have spotted the animal in several counties over the past few months.

The Department of Natural Resources estimates that only about 60 black bears live in the state year round. So, if you were lucky enough to (safely) snap a shot of one in the wild, submit your pics!