Bear makes an appearance
January 2, 2013

CRANBERRY TWP — A large black bear climbed a tree Thursday and attracted onlookers in the parking lot of a busy restaurant.

The bear stationed itself in a tree in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot along Route 19.

Police cordoned off the area and cautioned people to stay away from it.

After several hours, it climbed down and sauntered in to nearby woods.

Police officers decided not to interfere with the bear but they did monitor it closely.