UPDATE: According to the resident who received the text message, residents have been notified that the bear moved south of Highway 21, and the neighborhood is now safe.


 

This morning, residents of the Columbia Village neighborhood in Boise received an alarming text message from the Boise Police Department. The text messaged urged them to stay inside because of reports of a bear (yes you read that right) in the neighborhood!!

A resident posted the text message on Facebook just minutes ago with the caption, "please tell me this is a joke." I mean, I would be pretty spooked too if I got this text message! There has been no confirmation on exactly where the bear was spotted, but we'll keep you posted.

Credit: Shannon Bolton via Facebook