POSTED: Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 3:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A black bear is on the run in Cleveland's Cuyahoga County.
The bear spent several hours perched in a tree in Bedford Heights Tuesday as police, firefighters and animal control officers waited below.
When it was finally coaxed from the tree, the bear darted past a crowd of onlookers and into nearby woods.
On Wednesday it was spotted again in the nearby town of Solon, walking near railroad tracks.
Experts say the bear, a juvenile male, appears to be moving east, away from populated areas.