ASHLAND, Mo. — Evidence of a bear trekking through Ashland has been found by locals.

BEAR SIGHTED IN ASHLAND**updated with photo in comments****Also it should be noted, this isn’t a complete surprise….

Posted by Ashland, Missouri Police Department on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Ashland police posted a photo on their social media of a bear paw print in town. The department jokingly posted about the situation, complete with puns and all.

The MDC says bears in the central Missouri region are not rare, especially with a larger population growing in the state.

They are however, urging caution, as we all know how dangerous they can be.