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Tewksbury Animal Control warns residents of black bear spotting

Residents of Tewskbury should be on the lookout for a black bear near Deering Drive, officials warned Saturday evening.

In light of reporters of a black bear near Deering Drive, town animal control is asking residents to “temporarily remove bird feeders, secure your trash & secure chicken coops until the bear moves along,” Billerica and Tewksbury Animal Control said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“If seen do not try to approach and go inside your home,” they tweeted.