PRINCETON — It's not every day you see a bear in Princeton.

On Sunday, Princeton police issued an alert to residents about a possible black bear roaming in the areas of Autumn Hill Road and Bunn Drive after receiving multiple calls.

People reported seeing the bear walking through backyards and in the woods, according to a report by NJ Advance Media.

Police are asking residents to make sure all trash is secure and to clean off any food scraps from grills. Trash should be put out on collection day only.

Any residents with pets are warned not to feed them outside, and to make sure bird feeders are suspended at least 10 feet in the air.

Residents that encounter damage from bears can call the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's hotline number at 1-877-WARN-DEP.

According to NJ Advance Media, this is the second bear sighting this month. The two incidents this month follow a string of bear sightings in July.

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