Black bear spotted wandering through yard in Bedford

BEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials are warning the public to be on the lookout after a black bear was spotted wandering through a yard in Bedford on Monday.

The bear was seen leaning up against a tree outside of a home on Battle Flagg Road, according to the Bedford Police Department.

Residents in the area are urged to take bird feeders and other food sources inside to avoid bear encounters.