By CBSBoston.com Staff

FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – Police are warning Framingham residents that they have received several reports of a bear roaming a residential neighborhood in the city.

They said the first sighting happened around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday.

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The bear was first seen in the area of Spruce Street, then spotted on Eleanor Road less than 10 minutes later. It was last reported on Knight Road at 7:20 a.m.

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“I was making a cup of coffee this morning around 6:10 a.m. and then out of the corner of my eye I saw a black bear walking in my backyard like 20 feet away,” said Rick Beyer.

Animal control and Environmental Police were notified of the sightings.

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They said if you see a bear in your yard, make noise or yell to try to scare the bear off and stay inside if you are inside.

CBSBoston.com Staff