Woman has close call with black bear

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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman involuntarily got up close and personal with a bear in Narragansett this weekend, according to the town’s animal control.

According to a Facebook post from Narragansett Animal Control, the woman was in her car near Camp Varnum when the bear jumped up and opened her car door.

The post said the woman was able to secure herself in the vehicle and fought to keep the door shut from the inside.

The caller is safe, according to the post.

This is not the first time a bear was spotted in Narragansett. An Eyewitness News viewer sent in video Monday of a bear strolling through a yard near Oxeye Trail and Bridgetown Road.

It’s unclear at this time if the bear spotted on Monday is the same one found near Camp Varnum.

“Black bears can run as fast as around 30 mph,” the post said. “Yes, it’s ‘cool,’ but it is a bear, a wild animal. If sighted, please secure yourself as quickly as possible!”

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