A woman had a close encounter of the bear kind Tuesday afternoon in Rhode Island.
Animal control officers in Narragansett issued a warning about the furry animals and shared up-close photos from the woman’s experience near Camp Varnum with a black bear. The officers said the woman shut herself in her car and “the bear opened the car door and she fought to shut it from inside.”
“Black bears can run as fast as around 30 mph,” the animal control officers wrote. “Yes, it’s ‘cool,’ but it is a bear, a wild animal. If sighted please secure yourself as quickly as possible!”
The woman is safe, according to animal control.