CLARENDON COUNTY (WLTX) - The latest bear caught on video is right here in the Midlands, and it's creating quite a buzz online.
Jackie Bennett captured this video of a bear scampering around Clarendon County Industrial Park Wednesday afternoon. The video, posted at 1:38 Wednesday, already had more than 14,000 views and 497 shares some 10 hours later.
Bennett said it all happened just before noon on Wednesday. She said a few people were going to lunch and she heard some excitement from her office. When she looked up to see what was going on, she saw the bear romping across the lawn front of them. The bear scurried back into the woods after hearing the noise of a nearby truck.
"No one was scared. Everyone was just amazed to see it," Bennett said.
In one of the comments, Tray Wray, claims to have also seen the bear around 4 p.m. between U.S. 301 and Davis Station. Charmaine Dingle-Sanders speculates it is a baby bear and the mom is probably nearby. Julia Adams Robinson says another one was spotted over on 521 a few weeks ago, and Eartha Richardson Brock says bears have been spotted in the city, too.
Clarendon County Industrial Park is a 400-acre industrial park located off Interstate 95 and U.S. 301 in Manning.
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