Bear spotted in Batavia backyard; here’s what to know

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A bear was spotted in Batavia, but police say it’s no cause for alarm.

Batavia police shared a Ring security video of the animal walking through a yard on Vine Street.

If you happen to see one, Batavia police say you should not approach it. Instead, secure your garbage and recycling, and make sure food and pet food aren’t left in places where bears can easily reach them.

Batavia police also encouraged people to remove bird feeders if they spot a bear in their yard.

DEC | Find more tips for living among bears here

Watch the video posted by the Batavia Police Department below.

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Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award, JANY Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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