FLORENCE, Mass. (WWLP) – A bear was caught on video in western Massachusetts on Sunday morning.

This black bear was looking for a bird feeder in Susan Lucey’s yard, a resident of Florence. Susan was able to catch the bear on camera.

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!