Wildlife agents and police tried to corral an adult bear and a cub in Lynnwood on Tuesday but were unsuccessful.

The mother bear was last seen in the woods west of Larch Way. Police are unsure of the cub's location, and are asking people to call 911 if they spot the pair.

Deputy Chief James Nelson said residents should not approach the animals. The sighting was first reported by police around noon on Tuesday.

Nelson calls this bear sighting pretty rare.

"We really don't see many bears in the city, that's for sure," he said.

One Lynnwood resident posted a photo of the bear to Facebook on Tuesday morning. They said they spotted a bear walking on a woodpile in their backyard as they ate breakfast on their back patio.