Hudson Valley officials warn residents to be wary of bears this spring

If you happen to encounter a bear, make loud noises to scare the bear away. It's important to remain stay calm and back away from the bear slowly.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2023, 1:19 AM

Updated 406 days ago

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Hudson Valley officials are urging residents to be aware of bears this spring.
If you happen to encounter a bear, make loud noises to scare the bear away. It's important to remain stay calm and back away from the bear slowly.
If you want to prevent a late-night visit from a bear, make sure to secure your garbage cans so they don't come out for a midnight snack.
"Here it's like a smorgasbord board for wildlife. The bears will come out on the lawn at night, and you don't want to be surprised,” says Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton.
If you encounter a bear, make sure you report it to the nearest regional Department of Environmental Conservation office near you.


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