Members of the “What’s going on in Andover?” Facebook group posted photos and videos of a juvenile black bear spotted near Haggets Pond in Andover this week.

Black bears have been seen in other Merrimack Valley communities this month, including Billerica, Lowell and Tewksbury.

“It is not normal for that area and, more than likely, that is a single bear that’s moving through those towns,” David Wattles of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife told WCVB after the Lowell sighting was reported last weekend.

Map of the Haggets Pond area in Andover, where a juvenile black bear cub was spotted this week.

Photo posted on “What’s going on in Andover?” Facebook group by Karen Pachucki Atkins.


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