PHOTOS: Bear sighting in Ludlow

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LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A large black bear was spotted in Ludlow on Sunday afternoon.

22News received these photos through our Report It feature from Joel Marques, who spotted the bear going through his yard and got these photos before it left.

Black bears are the most common type of bear in western Massachusetts. They can weigh up to 400 pounds and you’ll typically find them in wooded areas although they could show up in rural areas as well.

If you find yourself face to face with a bear, back away slowly, stand tall, wave your arms and be as loud as possible. Bears and other animals are coming closer to our homes this time of year.

Bears are more active early in the morning or at night.

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