EASTHAMPTON (CBS) — An Easthampton resident had an unexpected visitor to his backyard last weekend, when a black bear came strolling through the area.

A black bear was spotted in an Easthampton backyard. (Photo credit: Patrick Brought)

A black bear was spotted in an Easthampton backyard. (Photo credit: Patrick Brough)

Patrick Brough captured several photos of the bear, which he described as “very fluffy and big,” through a window of his home. The bear could be seen swatting at a bird feeder at one point.

A black bear was spotted in an Easthampton backyard. (Photo credit: Patrick Brought)

A black bear was spotted in an Easthampton backyard. (Photo credit: Patrick Brough)

Given what he saw, Brough has a piece of advice for people who see such an animal: “Do not go near bears.”

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