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Black Bears on the Rise in New York
Posted by news on 4/29/2017 8:09:00 AM.

It may be time to start hiding the picnic baskets-according to Cornell University Black Bear numbers are on the rise throughout the state.

Researchers at Cornell say the number of bear and human encounters has risen significantly, and are occuring in uncommon areas for bear sitings. Experts recommend not leaving food or exposed trash outdoors as a top precaution for avoiding bear encounters.

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