Hamburg lady: 'I opened the door and… there was a bear'

HAMBURG, Pa. — It is springtime and the bears are out.

“I opened the door and I regarded out, and there was a bear actually six ft from me,” stated Kathrine Bradley, who lives in Hamburg.

Bradley has lived on the base of the Blue Mountain for the final 5 years, and yearly, she has seen bears in her yard. Most just lately, one visited about two weeks in the past.

“He opened the can prefer it was nothing and dumped it over and began consuming,” Bradley stated.

Earlier this week, one other Hamburg resident’s Ring Doorbell digital camera captured video of a bear strolling by means of her yard. It is unclear if it is the identical one.

Police stated they get calls about bear sightings yearly, typically every day, and it is at all times round this time of 12 months in early spring.

“Over wintertime, now we have no bear complaints,” stated Chief Anthony Kuklinski, Hamburg Police Division. “We do not see them; we do not hear something about them. When springtime comes [and] it begins to heat up, the bears come out of hibernation and so they have a voracious urge for food.”

Kuklinski stated the borough has had the Pennsylvania Recreation Fee out repeatedly for bears and stated individuals should not work together with them.

There have not been any stories of assaults, however the bears will certainly tear up stuff in individuals’s yards, searching for meals.

“My recommendation to my borough residents is do not put your trash out till early morning of trash day, which is on Tuesday. Carry your hen feeders in, and do not depart something exterior [like] grill stuff,” stated Kuklinski.

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For the residents, it appears bears simply include the territory.

“Numerous woods round right here,” stated Bradley, “so it is sort of what they do.”

To be taught extra about bears, you may go to the sport fee’s black bear data web page.