A Bear Attack Reported In New York State
New York State officials are reporting that a bear attack has take place and are repeating their warning to residents across the state.
From campsites to suburban backyards, there have been numerous reports of bears being spotted this summer. The good weather this summer and more people enjoying the outdoors and has increased the bear and human interactions.
There are reports that a 7-year-old is recovering after being attacked by a bear.
A 7-year-old boy is recovering from injuries after being attacked by a bear in Westchester County, New York. Police officers shot and killed the bear, and it is now being tested for rabies.
From Alden to Eden, we have had reports of black bears moving through backyards and golf courses looking for their next snack. The bears seem to really enjoy the easy targets like a bird feeder or open garbage tote.
The Orchard Park Police have issued a warning on their Facebook page after another bear was spotted roaming near Cole Rd in the Town of Orchard Park.
This comes just days after the video below was sent to us of a bear caught on a trail camera near Eden, NY. This was just a day or two after a massive bear was seen in the Alden-Marilla area.
The New York State DEC advises all of us not to feed the bears. This is particularly important for those who are camping in a public area. The bears get used to the easy meals and become more and more brave. This could lead to a dangerous interaction with humans and, in some cases, could lead to officials having to euthanize a bear. Be smart around wildlife and respect the fact that they are just that; wild animals.