Bear spends night walking around Eugene

Eugene Police spend night fielding calls from people who spotted it

A bear was spotted in Eugene, October 20 2016. (Eugene Police)
A bear was spotted in Eugene, October 20 2016. (Eugene Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A bear was spotted in multiple places throughout the city of Eugene overnight Thursday.

Officials say calls about the bear, estimated to be between 200-300 pounds, started coming in around 12:30 a.m. A person saw the bear on W 16th Avenue and Oakpatch Street. Police responded but couldn’t find the animal.

At 2:35 a.m., another call came in, this time in the 3500 block of W. 18th Avenue. The bear then went into the backyard of a home in the 2300 block of Blackburn and Oregon State Police hoped it would go back into the woods.

However, at 4:54 a.m, a caller spotted the bear in a driveway in the 2700 block of Timberline knocking over trash.

The bear was last spotted in the 2300 block of Kevington Street. The picture above is from there.

Authorities say the bear foraged in yards and knocked over a few fences during its journey through the city.