AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22News viewer caught a bear on camera in Amherst.
The bear could be seen walking through a street and sniffing the grassy areas.
Massachusetts is the third most densely-populated state in the country for black bears. There are approximately 4,500 black bears in the state and they are expanding eastward. If you have a bear in your yard, do not approach it or get close to it, especially if it is a cub. Making loud noises can help scare the bear away.
If you can safely take photos of wildlife in your community, email them to Reportit@wwlp.com!
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