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Wandering bear removed from tree in Glens Falls

2012-10-30T17:00:00Z 2012-10-30T17:33:52Z Wandering bear removed from tree in Glens Falls Glens Falls Post-Star
October 30, 2012 5:00 pm

GLENS FALLS -- Another day, another bear cub wandering a populated area.

A young bruin who spent several hours in a tree near St. Mary’s Church was snared Tuesday afternoon and was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

The bear had apparently been hit by a car and was not seriously injured, Glens Falls Police Sgt. Marty Chittenden said.

It had been sighted Monday on Montcalm Street, and apparently made its way to Finch Paper Co. property before being seen near Warren Street early Tuesday afternoon. It wound up in a tree behind the former post office next to the church, with a sizable crowd watching as it perched above.

Chittenden said the state Department of Environmental Conservation and a wildlife rehabilitator responded. A snare was used to get it out of the tree and the bear was transported it to a rehabilitation facility.

The region has had numerous bear cub sightings this fall as a lack of natural food brought them out of the woods. Three cubs were hit and killed by cars earlier this season.

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