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Bear spotted in Warwick neighborhood

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Warwick bear

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A bear was seen in Warwick on Sunday afternoon looking for a snack.

The bear was spotted on the porch of a home on Downing Lane.

Eyewitness News Videographer Tim Rishton was able to get some close up shots of the bear, walking on the porch with a bird feeder in its mouth.

Department of Environmental Management (DEM) officers were on scene assisting Warwick police.

The DEM says there have been more reported bear sightings across the state this year and are also encouraging people to remove bird feeds from their yards.

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