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Black Bear Spotted In Peekskill

A black bear was sighted in Peekskill early Tuesday, city officials said.
A black bear was sighted in Peekskill early Tuesday, city officials said. Photo Credit: Courtesy Flicker User Forest Service

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill City officials are cautioning residents that a black bear was spotted in the city Tuesday.

"Peekskill police are in the process of coaxing a nuisance black bear off city streets and into the woods by Depew Park and Blue Mountain," said Peekskill Spokesman Bob Knight in an email Tuesday. "Residents are asked to keep their garbage covered and pet food inside. If you see a bear, do not approach it and do not surround it."

Knight later added that the bear was spotted heading away from the city, but cautioned residents not to leave food out to entice the bear to come back.

"The bear is now in the woods and headed away from the city," Knight said in an email. "Residents are asked to cover garbage and bring in pet food. Never approach a bear and never surround a bear."

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