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Two four-legged foodie tourists explore Hudson

Jun 08, 2020 5:30 am
Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media two bears kept the Hudson Police busy June 6, for the second time in less than a week, Chief L. Edward Moore said. The first bear was spotted by residents on Tanners Lane after 10 a.m., police said. The bear allegedly tried get into a house at Union and South 1st streets, by banging on a back window. The bear made its way to an area near Prison Alley, where it climbed a tree. HPD and Department of Environmental Conservation officers then waited for the bear to come down from the tree and return to the woods on its own. Police believe the 250-pound black bear was the same bear that spent several hours in Hudson last week, going through dumpsters in Rope Alley, before he returned to the woods in Greenport. While officers were waiting for one bear to come down, the department began to receive reports of another bear walking through backyards in the area of Union Street and Worth Avenue. That bear was tracked through the city cemetery before it headed into the woods. The only time police would take action against a bear was if it became aggressive to humans, officials said. To avoid conflicts with bears, the DEC advises residents to remove bird feeders, keep garbage in sealed garbage cans inside a sturdy building, mask garbage odors with ammonia-soaked rags, remove grease cans from grills after use, and do not feed pets outside. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.