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July 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Bear cub spotted in Monroe park

A bear cub runs across Rainier View Park in Monroe on Tuesday. (Monroe Police Department photo)

A bear cub runs across Rainier View Park in Monroe on Tuesday. (Monroe Police Department photo)

A bear cub was spotted in Rainier View Park in Monroe Tuesday afternoon, according to the Monroe Police Department.

A Puget Sound Energy worker saw the cub at the intersection of Rainier View Road and Chain Lake Road running across the children’s playground. The cub then climbed over a chain-link fence into a wooded area. No other bears were seen.

There are 25,000 to 30,000 black bears in the state, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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