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Bear On The Loose In Nyack

A picture of a bear in a New Hempstead backyard in late September, 2016 in a photo submitted to Daily Voice.
A picture of a bear in a New Hempstead backyard in late September, 2016 in a photo submitted to Daily Voice. Photo Credit: Miriam Katz

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A day after a wandering black bear was tranquilized by a biologist from the state Department of Conservation in Nyack on Thursday and taken to the Catskills to be released, another bear has been spotted in the Orangetown area.

Orangetown Police said the bear has been sighted moving through yards in the Village of Nyack.

They are monitoring its movements and residents, schools, and businesses in the area have bee notified by messages and phone calls, police said.

Anyone who may see the bear, should stay clear of the animal and refrain from approaching it to take photographs.

Black bear populations are largely concentrated in upstate New York but there are smaller populations elsewhere, including the Hudson Valley, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation

While black bears are omnivores and largely consume grasses, berries, fruit and insects, they will also eat human food, including bird seed, honey, and corn.

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