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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police said they have called Massachusetts Environmental Police after several reports of a brown-colored bear seen in the City of Framingham.

The first report was near Spruce Street around 6:45 a.m.

The next report was near Eleanor Road at 6:52 a.m.

Followed by a report on Knight Road at 7:20 a.m.

Animal Control is in the neighborhood.

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  • If a bear is sighted, leave the animal alone. In most situations, if left alone, the bear will return to the forest on its own.
  • Keep dogs under control. Stay away from the bear and tell others to do the same. Often a bear will climb a tree to avoid people. A gathering of people not only stresses the animal, but it adds the risk of having a bear chased out into traffic or into a group of bystanders.
  • If a bear is in a populated area, contact the Environmental Police Radio Room at 1 (800) 632-8075 or the nearest MassWildlife District Office to report the sighting and get advice.
  • The mere presence of a bear in a populated area is not a public safety threat and the bear will leave the area on its own. The Environmental Police or MassWildlife will provide advice and determine if a response from the Large Animal Response Team (LART) is necessary.

Editor’s Note: Framingham Police reported the bear as a “brown bear” but they meant the color of the bear and not the scientific category of bears.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.