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JSO warns community of possible bear sighting in Northwest Jacksonville

Police said they have received three calls in reference to a "large bear" in the area of Edgewood Avenue and Avenue B, the sheriff's office said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is warning of a possible bear sighting Thursday in Northwest Jacksonville.

Police said they have received three calls in reference to a "large bear" in the area of Edgewood Avenue and Avenue B, the sheriff's office said.

People are being warned to not approach or agitate the bear if it is seen and call police at 904-630-0500. 

The Florida Wildlife Conservation has been made aware of the possible sighting. For more bear safety tips visit the FWC website here.

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