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Department of Public Safety Wants You To 'Be Bear Aware'
Department of Public Safety Wants You To 'Be Bear Aware'
Department of Public Safety Wants You To 'Be Bear Aware'
There have been more and more wildlife sightings in the Capital Region lately. There have also been more bears seen in both rural and city areas in recent weeks. One county is putting out an alert and giving tips on how to deal with black bears in the area.
Elusive Black Bear Roams in Albany [VIDEO]
Elusive Black Bear Roams in Albany [VIDEO]
Elusive Black Bear Roams in Albany [VIDEO]
Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Albany Police sent out a message through Nixle telling citizens that a black bear was spotted walking through yards near South Manning Boulevard and Keeler Drive. That is a very residential part of Albany, equidistant from St. Peter's Hospital and The Albany Jewish Community Center on Whitehall Road. This area is no stranger to bears and a few people have clai
Schenectady Bear Defiantly Dismisses Social Distancing
Schenectady Bear Defiantly Dismisses Social Distancing
Schenectady Bear Defiantly Dismisses Social Distancing
A black bear bear was caught on tape curiously sniffing around on a man's front porch in Schenectady County on Sunday night.  Local residents are wondering where the migrating mammal was off to next and why it wasn't practicing proper social distancing?
The 6 Strangest Stories From the Capital Region in 2019
The 6 Strangest Stories From the Capital Region in 2019
The 6 Strangest Stories From the Capital Region in 2019
As we end the year and decade, it's interesting to look back on the year to see what's happened in the last 365 or so days. Looking back, some pretty strange stuff happened around here in 2019. Do you remember?
How Capital Regioners Can Avoid Encounters With Hungry Bears
How Capital Regioners Can Avoid Encounters With Hungry Bears
How Capital Regioners Can Avoid Encounters With Hungry Bears
As the warmer weather approaches, the DEC warns that American black bear could be wandering out of its form of hibernation, looking to grab a quick, tasty meal on-the-go.  Human food is one source for the hungry creature so be prepared to do the following as a way to prevent bears from wandering into your backyard, or worse, your home.