Black bear spotting in NH city has police reminding public not to feed bears
KEENE — Police remind the public not to feed wild animals after black bear caught walking around Keene streets.
Citizens have seen the bear roaming around Keene over the past couple of days. On Tuesday, he was seen on Court Street and Summer Street before visiting a Panera Bread and then strolling along Pearl Street towards the bike path, police said.
The Keene Police Department reminds people to:
- If you see a black bear in your yard, don't fear. Once they see people round, they will "head for the hills."
- Make trash cans inaccessible by bringing them inside or by having the container securely closed.
- Enclose your compost pile, especially those that include kitchen scraps.
- Recycle wisely using enclosed recycling bins.
- Keep your grill clean and free of drippings.
- Avoid using bird feeders.