Bear spotted on UCF's campus

UCF police issue warning to students

By Shannon McLellan - Social Media Producer

ORLANDO - This bear is either lost, or very smart.

UCF police tweeted on Thursday warning students of a bear that was spotted on campus. 

The bear was spotted on video walking on a sidewalk near Knight's Plaza. 

The police department gave students helpful tips about what to do if they are to encounter a bear. They wrote that if you encounter one at close range, to remain standing upright, back up slowly, and speak to the bear in a calm, assertive voice.

The department warned students not to make any abrupt movements or make direct eye contact. They warned against running, turning your back, playing dead or climbing. 

UCF police tell students if they encounter a bear to call them immediately at 911.

Find more bear safety tips from FWC here

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