Bear spotted in Johnston neighborhood

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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A bear was spotted roaming around the backyard of a home in Johnston Monday night.

Johnston police released a picture of the bear that they said was walking around the area of Central Avenue and the I-295 overpass.

Police are urging the public to be on alert and to not leave pets unattended outside.

Anyone who sees another bear is asked to report the sighting to Johnston police or the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

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