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Black Bear Pays a Visit to the Newburgh Waterfront

Maybe he was just looking for a good restaurant with a view?

While black bear sightings are hardly a big deal across the eastern United States it’s a bit startling when they come this close to area that attracts so many people.

The Times Herald is saying that a male black bear was captured Wednesday afternoon near the landing for the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry.

The NY Department of Environmental Conservation helped Newburgh police tranquilize and capture the bear, according to the Record. The bear was tagged and weighed and will be set free into the wild.

The bears have certainly been active this year across the Hudson Valley as they feed on plants, insects, and all the small mammals you’ll find out in the warmer months.

Summer is also mating season for the bears, so be on the lookout for any aggressive behavior. That said, a lot of black bears are more nervous and afraid of humans if anything.

Guess if this particular bear was looking for a hookup, then the waterfront is the right spot? We need to think of a good name for this guy.


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