05/14/2012 10:37 EDT | Updated 07/14/2012 05:12 EDT

Black bear spotted in Kanata neighbourhood

Ottawa police have confirmed a black bear was spotted roaming in Kanata near Earl of March Secondary School this morning.

Police are currently on scene near the intersection of Beaverbrook Road and Leacock Drive. They say the bear was seen returning to a wooded area nearby at about 8:09 a.m.

This comes just less than a year after black bears were spotted in the west Ottawa neighbourhoods of Bells Corners and Kanata.

More to come.