NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) _ North Kingstown residents say there's a bear roaming the town that's been eating their chickens and destroying their bird feeders.
Residents told WJAR-TV that the bear has been in their yards in the last several days and has been roaming the West Allenton Road area.
The state Department of Environmental Management has received several calls about the bear, and officials say it might be the same one seen in Cranston last year.
Alexis Tulli says the bear came into her yard Thursday night, knocked over a chicken coop and walked away with a chicken in its mouth. She says it was the second time that the bear took one of her chickens.
Diana Schostag says a bear destroyed about six of her bird feeders in the past several days.