Bear sighting in Yates County: DEC says keeping garbage in shed or garage good idea

Another day, another bear sighting.

As of late, there have been a lot of bear sightings in the Finger Lakes, Western New York, and Southern Tier.

That’s fairly normal, though. Especially for the spring months.


The most-recent sighting happened in Yates County.

A local resident looked outside of her home- seeing a bear and three cubs snacking from a bird feeder.

Reps with the Department of Environmental Conservation recommend keeping bird feeders indoors where bears have been sighted. They also recommend keeping garbage inside garages or sheds.

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