Police are warning people on the Northern Peninsula that a polar bear was spotted between Roddickton and Plum Point earlier today.

Roddickton RCMP have been advised by local conservation officers that a polar bear was sighted at approximately 1 a.m., Thursday, near Booney Lake, about 12 kilometres west of the Route 433/432 intersection between Roddickton and Plum Point.

There are cabins and snowmobile trails in the area.

Police advised cabin owners and snowmobilers to be aware that polar bears may be around at this time of year.

Cabin owners are advised to dispose of any foods carefully to avoid attracting the animals.

It's the seventh reported sighting of a polar bear this spring. Last week, a polar bear that killed some livestock and tried to enter homes in Goose Cove, near St. Anthony, was shot and killed.

A second bear was shot and killed on the northeast coast of Newfoundland, in the community of Greenspond, earlier this week.