Guilderland police are saying several residents have recently reported black bear sightings.

Usually, bear sightings are reserved for super rural areas like the Adirondacks, right?

According to a Times Union report, police say the bear has been spotted '...in the Fort Hunter area, specifically on West Lydius Street and the area around Fuller Station Road near its intersection with Carman Road just south of I-90.'

Police recommend securing garbage and bringing bird feeders in if you live in the area. They are also asking if you spot a bear to please report it by calling (518) 356-1501.

And if you do see a bear, remember to keep your distance, especially if there are cubs around. For tips how to deal with a bear encounter, you can visit the National Park Service website here. Many of their tips deal with encountering a bear in the wild, including how to react if you come into close proximity with one of the animals.