The Security at Landfall sent out a taped telephonic message to all residents of Landfall (located across the bridge from Wrightsville Beach) approximately two days ago warning residents of a black bear that had been spotted roaming Landfall. They stated that the NC Wildlife Resource Commission has advised them that a relocation permit will not be issued and that Landfall is most likely a temporary resting place and that he/she will move on shortly
I've seen news stories about black bears on the mainland side of the Outer Banks but this is the first I've heard of a black bear this close to the coast in Wilmington.
You can hear the taped message from security here.
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