Young Black Bear Spotted Checking Out Knox Condos

Knoxville (AP) -- Folks who live at the Cherokee Bluff Condos south of Knoxville hope the guy seen looking around Sunday evening isn't moving in.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says a young black bear was seen, sniffing around a bird feeder.

Wildlife agency biologist Dave Brandenburg says the bear is probably looking for a new home, but doubts the condos are up to its standards.

Brandenburg says young black bears get the wanderlust when they reach a certain restless age and roam 50 or even a hundred miles in search of new habitat. Females stay closer to home.

The bear could have wandered from the Smoky Mountains, about 25 miles away.

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