MONROE COUNTY, Ill. ( –  A bear has been spotted in a Metro East subdivision. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Thursday a large bear was seen in the subdivision of Chantilly Village near Old Baum Church Road. The department said they are working with the Illinois Conservation Police.

Residents are urged to not feed, approach or shoot the bear. The sheriff’s department is also asking residents to not leave dog or cat food outside and to not put trash cans out until the day of pickup.

Monroe County Bear

Image showing a bear in Monroe County.

Copyright 2021 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.