Earlier this year, a family of bears were sighted in Westford, and since then Patch has been getting updates on their locations from members of the community.
In the past day or two, we've learned that the bears might be here in Chelmsford, so we've decided to bring the map across the border to include bear sightings from here in town and all points in the West of Lowell suburbs.
We'll update the map above every week or so with information provided by you here in the comments section.
If you see the bears, don't approach them. Mention your incident here and remember the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife rules for peaceful co-existence with bears...
If you are able to take a picture of the bears from a safe distance, please share it with us by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Our goal here is to provide a forum where residents can keep appraised of the location of the bears and become informed about their presence in our community.