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.