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New Bear Sighting Reported: This One In Brewster

A bear sighted in Brewster. Photo Credit: Sonia Gelbart
The same bear after something in the tree. Photo Credit: Sonia Gelbart

Bears, bears, everywhere. Or so it seems.

Around noon Friday Yorktown police warned of a bear up a tree which prompted Sonia Gelbart to post photos of another bear (or maybe the same, who knows?) she spotted in her Brewster backyard last week.

Another reader said the Yorktown bear had climbed down its tree and was now by Jennifer's Restaurant near Route 118.

Wildlife officials said bears can travel great distances, but if an area is known to have food, they will tend to return to that area. They especially like dumpsters, and bird feeders, which is supposed to be like "crack" for bears.

Residents are urged to use caution when outdoors in the area. Do not approach the bear if sighted.

If you see the bear, let us know.

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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