Feb. 19: The Department of Natural Resources warned residents of Black Tickle that a polar bear was spotted in the area. It encouraged them to properly store garbage and seal carcasses. If you encounter a polar bear, you should:
- Remain calm
- Give the bear space
- Back away to get out of the situation—never run
- If you must speak, do so calmly and firmly
- Avoid direct eye contact with the bear.