NEWPORT, Maine — A black bear has been spotted roaming around the town of Newport this week. Police received reports of a small black bear seen in town on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning, said Newport Police Chief Leonard Macdaid. The bear was spotted near the Vic Firth drumstick factory on High Street about 9:15 Wednesday morning, he said. One Newport resident snapped a picture of it while in her car, but Newport police and Maine game wardens were unable to find the bear. “It crossed in front of Vic Firth and ran up through a [snowmobile parking lot],” said Debi Swift, owner of Endless Herbs and Natural Foods in Newport. “It ran behind a house and turned up North Street and came out into a yard.” (read more at Bangor Daily News)
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