The Upton Police Department is advising residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts with animals after a bear was sighted on North Street near Westboro Road.
Here are some additional tips from mass.gov about living with black bears.
Despite popular belief, black bears are usually wary of people. In woodland areas, bears may disappear long before they are seen by people. Sometimes, a bear may not immediately recognize you as a human and may be curious until it scents you. Make the animal aware of you by clapping, talking, or making other sounds. Do not approach bears. Do not intrude between a female bear and her cubs. Keep dogs restrained and stay a respectful distance away while enjoying this fascinating animal.
A bear’s first response to something unusual is to flee. If a bear is feeding in an area where it doesn’t belong, such as your yard, on a porch…
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