First a black bear was spotted in Brecksville, and now we've learned that a black bear has been seen in Hudson. Is it the same bear? We don't know.
The City of Hudson tweeted a video showing a bear that was spotted on a security camera on May 13.
According to the city, the tagged bear is traveling through Hudson from Pennsylvania.
It’s that time of year, when black bears annually travel through Hudson. A bear was spotted on a security camera on Steepleview Dr. on May 13. The bear is tagged and is traveling through Hudson from Pennsylvania: https://t.co/hk0NIFG42xhttps://t.co/bpSaXEb7JM
— City of Hudson OH (@CityofHudsonOH) May 15, 2018
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio's black bear population is estimated between 50 and 100 bears.
Via the ODNR:
Most black bears range in size from 100 to 400 pounds, are 5 to 6 feet in length and average 3 feet high at the shoulder. The majority of bears in Ohio weigh between 125-250 pounds, and are juvenile male bears. Dispersing young black bears will often travel great distances in search of new habitat and are most likely to be seen by or interact with humans. These bears are extremely agile and are able to run up to 35 mph, climb trees with ease and swim long distances.