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DEC: Beware of bears, remove bird feeders

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 14:46:40-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is urging people to take the necessary steps to prevent any unwanted bear sightings.

The DEC says it has received several reports that bears are knocking down bird feeders to eat the seed. The DEC is advising everyone who lives in or visits bear country to remove items that are attractive to bears.

Neighbors are asked to take down bird feeders and other food sources by April 1. Make sure you store garbage inside secure buildings, and feed pets inside.

Feeding bears intentionally is illegal in New York.