A black bear was spotted in downtown Southborough this morning at around 10:00 am. Southborough Police said the bear was first seen on School Street. It then made its way to the Police Station parking lot (of all places!). It was last spotted on Marlboro Road headed toward Marlborough.
The bear was described as a juvenile weighing 200 to 250 pounds. It’s not known if it’s the same bear that has been spotted in Sudbury and other towns to our east.
Police advise residents to use caution if they see the bear and not to approach it. Keep an eye on your children and pets. They also advise keeping your trash in a covered container and adding a small amount of ammonia to your trash.
Animal Control and Southborough police officers are reportedly out searching for the bear, but word is it’s traveling fast.
If you see the bear contact the Southborough Police Department immediately at 508-485-2121
Update 5:15 pm: Fire Chief John Mauro Jr. sent along the above photo which was snapped by a security camera at the fire station. He said the bear was also spotted on Ledge Hill Road, Sears Road, and Wyndemere Drive.