According to an E-alert sent out June 14 at 10:45 a.m., a black bear was spotted in the area of Saddle Club Road and Pineway Drive in Burlington, about three minutes from Elon University. 

The Burlington Police Department sent out a tweet alerting community members. According to the tweet, “NC Wildlife” has been alerted, and community members are advised not to pressure the bear to move or to feed the bear. Until further notice, the tweet also advises pets to stay indoors.