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Bear casually strolls through front yard in Walpole, Mass.

A viewer shared a video with its sister station WCVB showing a bear walking in their front yard in Massachusetts. Video from the security camera of Ring’s home shows what appears to be a black bear walking carefree on one side of the front lawn, across the street and on the other side of the yard. The viewer, who lives in Walpole, said the bear passed at about 22:40 on Tuesday. Walpole police said the area where the bear was found was not far from Johnson Middle School. Bear population across the state is estimated to be over 4,500 and growing, and extending to the east. Bears accustomed to human-related foods, such as bird droppings, litter and pet food, are likely to cause damage and become annoying, police said. “Avoid problems with bears,” said Walpole police. People living in an area with bears should not put bird feeders and store all the rubbish in closed containers in a garage or utility building. In addition, the rubbish bins should be turned off on the morning of the garbage collection and not the night before. Any Walpole residents who spot a bear should call local police at 508-668-1212 or the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Police at 800-632-8075.

A viewer shared a video with sister WCVB showing a bear walking in their backyard in Massachusetts.

Video from the Ring’s home security camera shows what appears to be a black bear walking leisurely on one side of the front lawn, along the road and on the other side of the yard.

The viewer, who lives in Walpole, said the bear passed around 22:40 on Tuesday.

Walpole police said the area where the bear was found was not far from Johnson Middle School.

According to police, Black bears are not entirely unique in the area but their number and distribution have been increasing since the 1970s. The bear population across the state is estimated to be over 4,500 and growing, and extending eastward.

Bears accustomed to human-related foods, such as bird droppings, litter and pet food, are likely to cause harm and become annoying, police said.

“Removing food sources and other attractive things is the key to preventing bear problems,” Walpole police said.

People living in an area with bears should not place bird feeders and should store all trash in closed containers in a garage or utility building. In addition, the waste bins should be turned off on the morning of the waste collection and not the night before.

Any Walpole residents who spot a bear should call local police at 508-668-1212 or the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Police at 800-632-8075.

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