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Reader Shares Backyard Bear Video

© Leesburg Today - 07/29/2015

A reader who lives on Mt. Gilead Road southwest of Leesburg said it is not uncommon to see or hear bears roaming the rural neighborhood at night, but last week a cub took a daylight stole through his backyard.

He captured the visit with a short video.

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The Loudoun County Department of Animal Control has been responding to an uptick in bear sightings in recent weeks as cubs begin searching for food on their own without mom's help. 

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