Another sighting of a black bear was reported by a resident near Oak Hill this morning, Sunday, August 3, 2014, around 8:00 am. As related by a community alert from the Littleton Police, the bear was reportedly traveling in an area from the Harvard line toward Whitcomb Avenue, Porter Road, and Mill Road.
As always, be aware of your surroundings when hiking on Littleton’s trails. If you encounter a bear in the woods, it is advised that you back away and make loud noises. If you are walking with your dog, keep it leashed and do not approach the bear.
As we have posted previously, the following link from the Center for Wildlife has some very good tips regarding what to do if you encounter a bear in the woods. http://www.centerforwildlifeinformation.org/BeBearAware/Hiking_and_Camping/hiking_and_camping.html
Photo by Margaret Park Bridges