The agency posted photos of the bear, one of which shows the animal’s head at the window of the woman’s car on the passenger side.
Even though bears can appear cute and cuddly, officials are warning people to avoid them at all costs.
“Black bears can run as fast as 30 mph,” officials said.
“Yes, ‘it’s cool,’ but it is a bear, a wild animal. If sighted, please secure yourself as quickly as possible.”
There have been several other bear sightings and encounters in Rhode Island this year.