Bear’s in town – Lookout!

Yes the Village! Be on the lookout…  1:30 pm  June 10th-2008

Local bear sightings prompt safety tips

Two City of Poughkeepsie residents reported seeing a black bear wandering through their neighborhood in the area of Lockerman Avenue Tuesday morning.

Police say bears are so common now that unless one is threatening a person or pet, there is nothing that can be done.

Residents are advised to keep pet food and barbecue grills inside. Bears are also attracted by garbage cans and bird feeders. Excessive noise may scare a bear away, but the best course of action is not to provoke it and wait for it to leave on its own.