- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) - Westport police are urging residents to be cautious after receiving a report of a black bear in a wooded area not far from where there was another sighting.

Police say the bear was seen behind a home Monday evening but it went back into the woods. A bear was seen near the same area a few days ago.

Authorities say if a bear is spotted, residents should observe it from a distance and let their presence be known by shouting and waving their arms or walking away slowly. No attempts should be made to feed or attract bears.

Police say a single wandering bear can be responsible for several sightings and that anyone who sees a bear should report it to the state Wildlife Division.

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