VIDEO: Bear in West Springfield

Hampden County

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News viewer Jon sent in photos and a video of a black bear too close for comfort in his backyard.

Jon sent 22News an email to our newsroom overnight from West Springfield.

Tips for keeping bears away from your yard

It’s bear season in western Massachusetts. In the commonwealth, it’s black bears we need to be cautious for.

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