MONROE COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) –  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.

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