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Bear Spotted Again in Summit County

Bear Spotted Again in Summit County

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(KSL News) The bear that got our attention wandering around Kimball Junction last week is apparently wandering a lot. Residents in Summit County snapped pictures today of a bear running around their complex.

A woman told us she was out grilling meat, stepped inside the house and turned around to see the 200-pound bear standing on her patio.

Lindsey Van described the experience to KSL, "I was standing here on the stairs, I turned around to take a picture of it and it stopped and started walking toward me. I jumped down the entire stairs without taking a step. I was like, 'I don't want that thing near me.'"

Most of the residents say they're not afraid, but they are worried the bear will come back every time people barbeque.

Wildlife officials went out to catch the bear, but it slipped back into the mountains before they could tranquilize it.

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