Many Hudson Valley residents reported seeing a "large black bear" in search of food near their homes. Here are some tips to avoid this happening to you.

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Several Town of Goshen residents in the south end of Goshen near Fox Road, Twin Springs Lane and recently warned police after seeing what was described as a "large black bear" in the neighborhood.

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"As bears emerge from their dens, they use their sensitive noses to find food. Human-related food sources such as bird feeders, pet food, and garbage can attract bears and lead to potential conflicts. Feeding bears either intentionally, which is illegal, or unintentionally through careless property management, has consequences for entire communities, as well as the bears themselves," the Town of Goshen PBA stated on Facebook

Police also recommend all Hudson Valley residents take down bird feeders, clean up any remaining birdseed, store garbage inside secure buildings and feed pets indoors.

"By taking these simple steps, residents can help to ensure bears will find food naturally, which in turn protects people, property, and bears," the Town of Goshen PBA added

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