NewsBe watchful for bears SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Thursday, Jun. 22nd, 2017The Haliburton Highlands O.P.P. says we are in bear country and need to be careful.The detachment wanted to remind people after a black bear was spotted in a residential area near Bancroft.Community Safety Officer Dianna Dauphinee says you can take precautions to keep bears from roaming on your property. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Di-1.mp3Dauphinee adds bears are creatures of habit so if they find food in an area, there’s a good chance they’ll be back.If a bear is posing an immediate threat, call 911. If not, call the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Bear Hotline at 1-866-514-2327.