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A black bear is seen running on Water Street in the area of the Common Man Inn & Restaurant in downtown Claremont, N.H., on Aug. 16, 2017. (Courtney Parizo photograph)

Facebook users reported seeing a bear darting around Sullivan Street, Veteran’s Park Road and Myrtle Street, and Courtney Parizo allowed us to use this photo she took from Water Street.

Here are a bunch of ways to reduce the risk of human-bear encounters, courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials.

Also, here’s a whole bunch of bear stories in general, because at the Valley News, it’s what we love.