CUSTER, S.D. (KELO) — In a Monday afternoon Facebook post, the Custer County Sheriff sought to make sure people in the region were aware that there was a black bear on the move.
“Watch your picnic baskets,” the post began. “I just wanted to make everyone aware that there is a black bear in the Custer area again.”
The post went on the state that the Sheriff’s office was alerted of a possible bear sighting around 11:35 a.m. in the Hazelrodt Cutoff and Sidney Park road area.
The Sheriff’s office confirmed the sighting, and snapped a few pictures before leaving the bear to its wanderings.
“Be cautious and give it some space – I’m sure it will move on,” the post read. “The bear has ear tags and the Game, Fish, & Parks has also been notified.”