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We know <a href=”http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060324/NEWS09/603240334/1025/news09″ target=”_blank”>coyotes</a> call our area home. <a href=”http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070210/NEWS04/702100339/1231″ target=”_blank”>Moose</a>, too, have been wandering around recently. <a href=”http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/wildgame/bear.htm” target=”_blank”>Black bears</a> are also on the list of our suburban wildlife. During recent work-related travels, I’ve heard of bears or their tracks being seen in Kent near the Boyd Corners Reservoir and in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Westchester.

The bear shown above ambled into Purchase one summer day in 2005. He was eventually tranquilized by the state Department of Conservation and taken upstate. Last summer, a bruin or two showed up in Bedford and Spring Valley.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2007 at 2:21 pm by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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