ROANOKE, Va. -

Police say they'll leave a bear spotted in Courtland Road area alone.

Officers tried to corral it Friday morning after it was spotted near Courtland and Sycamore Avenue.  That's not far from the busy Orange Avenue/Williamson Road intersection.  The bear hunkered down in some woods in the area and officers decided to leave it alone, at least for the time being.

Police and animal control officers have told businesses in the area to keep an eye out and call authorities if the animal is seen again.