Bear takes a stroll through Smithfield neighborhood

Bear takes a stroll through Smithfield neighborhood

SMITHFIELD – Video from a Smithfield resident's doorbell camera shows a black bear wandering around a neighborhood off Putnam Pike around 6 a.m. Monday. The video shows the bear walking through a yard near Crestview Drive and Bewlay Street and then down neighborhood streets.

"From Smithfield Animal Control: We suggest, if a black bear is seen in an area, please contact the police department, animal control or DEM so the bears' movements can be registered and tracked," said police. "We suggest not feeding animals outside (we suggest this regularly not just in bear sightings), please keep garbage stored securely away and to a minimum and if seen in the area, remove any bird feeders."