Bear sighting in Longmeadow

Police said the bear probably weighed between 120 and 150 pounds

Report-it photo sent in by Dave Dumais.
Report-it photo sent in by Dave Dumais.

Longmeadow Black Bear 3LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Some excitement in Longmeadow late Friday afternoon when several neighbors reported seeing a bear roaming the southeastern part of town.

Longmeadow Police started getting calls around 4PM of black bear sightings off route five near Shaker Road and Wolf Swamp Road.

Police said the bear probably weighed between 120 and 150 pounds. Environmental Police were called in to track it, but it disappeared around Wolf Swamp Field, and is believed to have crossed over into Enfield.

Police said people were smart and stayed away.

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