DARIEN — A young bear was spotted in the Tokeneke area of Darien Wednesday, according to police.

Capt. Jeremiah Marron said the bear, weighing about 100 pounds, was seen in the area. He said animal control indicated the bear was not considered a threat to people or animals.

Although the bear was not considered a threat, residents should remember to take down bird feeders and keep garbage safely stored to avoid attracting a bear to the area.

File photo of a black bear. The bear pictured was not the bear sighted in Darien, Conn., on May 13, 2020. Photo: Contributed / Tom Nissley / New Canaan News
Photo: Contributed / Tom Nissley

File photo of a black bear. The bear pictured was not the bear sighted in Darien, Conn., on May 13, 2020.

Sightings do not need to be reported to the police department or animal control unless the bear caused property destruction or presents a safety hazard, Marron said.

But the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection wants to hear about your sightings. Report those online here.

More information on black bears in Connecticut can be found at portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Wildlife/Fact-Sheets/Black-Bear.