Black bear may be near Mount Tam in Marin

September 27, 2011 10:49:24 AM PDT
Hikers beware, there may be a black bear roaming near Mount Tam in Marin.

No one has actually spotted the animal, but officials say they've seen plenty of bear droppings in the area over recent weeks. The San Jose Mercury News reports the animals were believed to have been killed off, in the region, during the early 1900s. A black bear hasn't been sighted in Marin since 2003.