Black Bear Sighting at Cosby Home

Picture from Elaine Becker, of Cosby, TN

(WVLT) - A Cocke County family is on the lookout for a black bear after the animal made a few visits to their home.

Elaine Becker of Cosby says in the four years she's live at her home, she's never seen a bear until now.

Becker emailed us some pictures of the big guy hanging around her back yard.

She says the bear is getting so close, it's getting up onto their front and back porches.

Becker says Cocke County Sheriff's Deputies were at their home several times overnight, but she says they so far have been unable to contact wildlife officers.

She says the police estimated the bear to be about 300 pounds.

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