SPRINGDALE — Authorities in Springdale are looking for a black bear that's been spotted roaming around town.
The bear was seen Wednesday near Johnson Road and witnesses last spotted it by the Tyson Sports Complex near Watkins Avenue.
Fayetteville television station KHOG reported that police responded to a call from a resident who saw the bear with a dog but the bear ran off. Police couldn't find the bear and scaled back their search.
Wildlife officers from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission also are taking part in the search.
The bear appears to weigh about 120 pounds.
Wildlife officials say it is mating season for bears and it is common for them to be on the move this time of year.