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Video: Officials in Bristol County warn as another bear sighting occurs at a residence



Officials warn again as another bear has been spotted outside of a home in Bristol County. This time caught on a motion camera overlooking a residential yard.

According to Mansfield Police, a Central Street resident awoke to a interesting motion alert on his home camera system: a wayward black bear cub wandered by his stoop at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday this morning.

The video of this cub on Central Street (on the Foxborough side of Chauncy St.) comes on the heels of a recent Foxborough sighting.

Easton Police reported multiple bear sightings in August.

Mansfield PD offered some tips:

If you see a black bear, do not attempt to get closer to it or interact with it. Most black bears are wary of humans, but if you find yourself outside when one approaches, clap your hands and talk loudly while slowly moving away.

If you do spot our new neighbor, you can contact the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (508-389-6300 open M-F 8 am to 4 pm). You can also contact the Mass Environmental Police (24 hours 800-632-8075). In the case of emergency, always dial 911.

To discourage the bear from making a habitat of your backyard, put away pet food and bird feeders and ensure trash cans are secure.

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