Police: Multiple Bear Sightings in Framingham

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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.

  • 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.

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