VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A bear sighting in Virginia Beach prompted Animal Control officials to give residents a warning whenever they spot the furry creatures roaming around their neighborhoods.

Video that surfaced on the Virginia Beach Animal Control's Facebook page garnered more than 300 shares and 9,000 views after locals recorded a bear crossing the street at Indian River Rd. and West Neck Rd.

{"author_name":"Virginia Beach Animal Control","author_url":"","provider_url":"","provider_name":"Facebook","success":true,"height":281,"html":"&#lt;div id=\"fb-root\"&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;\n&#lt;script&#gt;(function(d, s, id) {\n var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];\n if (d.getElementById(id)) return;\n js = d.createElement(s); = id;\n js.src = \"//\";\n fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);\n}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));&#lt;/script&#gt;&#lt;div class=\"fb-video\" data-href=\"\"&#gt;&#lt;blockquote cite=\"\" class=\"fb-xfbml-parse-ignore\"&#gt;&#lt;a href=\"\"&#gt;&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;p&#gt;Good morning Virginia Beach residents! This morning around 8:30 we had a bear sighting at Indian River Rd and West Neck Rd. The black bear crossed over into the Eagle's Nest neighborhood, where it made its way into the woods on Indian River Rd. \n\nIt is completely normal for us to have bear sightings in Virginia Beach. I'm sure some of you remember years ago the black bear that made its way up to the Ocean front. What's important for the public to know is that in most cases bears are completely harmless and are just usually passing through our area. Please maintain a safe distance from them for safety purposes. If you spot one in a residential neighborhood, like what happened this morning please call in a case so we can come out and monitor the situation to ensure community safety. \n\nOfficer Hayes responded out this morning and patrolled the area and checked several back yards and determined the bear was not a threat and had moved on. \n\nThanks so much to Catherine and Amara for providing us with this video. What an awesome sight to see! As always we thank the public for your support. Enjoy the wildlife folks!&#lt;/p&#gt;Posted by &#lt;a href=\"\"&#gt;Virginia Beach Animal Control&#lt;/a&#gt; on Wednesday, June 14, 2017&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;","type":"video","version":"1.0","url":"","width":500}

Virginia Beach Animal Control wrote that it happened at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and that the bear crossed over into the Eagle's Nest neighborhood.

The organization posted a warning saying that bears are completely harmless in most cases, but to maintain a safe distance from them for safety purposes.

They ask that you call Animal Control if you spot one in your area. Officer Hayes responded to the incident Wednesday morning and determined that the bear was not a threat.

Check out the video below: