Animals

BEAR SPOTTED WANDERING THROUGH ASHBURN NEIGHBORHOOD

Security cameras captured images of the bear exploring the yard of an Ashburn home.

The interwebs have been buzzing in Ashburn over the past 24 hours after a bear was spotted wandering through a local neighborhood.

Several area residents reported spotting the bear — either in real time or on video from their Ring security cameras around their homes. Ashburn neighbor Paul Nawrot posted images on social media of bear tracks he spotted after Thursday’s snowfall.

The video above came from the camera at Kathryn Horner’s home. “The bear made it’s way through many neighboring properties, taking down some bird feeders along the way,” Horner told The Burn. “I will say that it did not touch our full recycling can that was at the end of our driveway, ready for pickup the next morning. We are hopeful that the bear makes its way to a more suitable environment.”

The sightings all seem to have taken place in and around Belmont Country Club and Ashburn Village, including around Ashburn RoadGloucester Parkway and Fincastle Drive.

Black Bear in Ashburn

 

Image: Paul Nawrot

 

Image: Paul Nawrot
8 Comments
  1. Liz 4 years ago
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    I saw (what I thought to be) bear scat on one of the side paths leading from Ashburn Village to the W&OD…this was at least a week or two ago. Glad to get confirmation that my amateur ID was likely correct!

  2. John Frazier 4 years ago
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    With all the development and the destruction of green spaces, why would anybody be surprised by this?

  3. Anonymous 4 years ago
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    Let me know if Donald Trump is spotted in Ashburn. That would be REALLY scary.

    • The Burn 4 years ago
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      Perhaps the confirmation is getting caught in a spam or junk folder?

  4. Karlene HemerlyFluck 4 years ago
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    HILARIOUS! MORE SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT! THAT’S AN OXYMORON!
    May these people should have bought a home that didn’t take away this poor bears environment. Just saying!

  5. Scott Gammans 4 years ago
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    Aw poor baby I’ll bet he was hungry.

  6. Ha 2 years ago
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    Aw such a cute baby. That bear looks like my boyfriends black lab Loki.

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