Police in Srinagar on Sunday advised residents to take precautions and stay indoors after a wild bear and its cub were seen roaming in the city, officials said in Srinagar.
One Wild Bear & a small Cub are roaming in Rajbagh locality of Srinagar. Wildlife officials & Police are on the job. Citizens of this & nearby areas are advised to remain indoors till it is caught. If anyone notices/sees the bear, pls inform at SHO Rajbagh's number 7006572050 pic.twitter.com/RLd5nWPOsT— Srinagar Police (@SrinagarPolice) September 11, 2022
The bears were first spotted in Rajbagh and then in Lal Mandi, where they reportedly injured a person, the officials said.
Efforts to trap the bears are underway but the forest department personnel haven't been able to locate them yet, they said.
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