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May 19, 2017 9:29 AM

Police warn NH residents on Facebook after black bear spotted in Hampstead yard

HAMPSTEAD — A black bear was spotted in Hampstead on Friday morning.

Hampstead police put out a warning on Facebook telling residents they had received a report of a black bear in the area of 275 Central Street.

Another resident in East Hampstead posted photos of the bear passing by her window to a community Facebook group.

State officials have been warning Granite Staters of bear activity since March and recommend that all bird feeders be taken in by April 1 to help keep them out of yards.

READ: Here's how you can be responsible in NH bear country, starting with your birdfeeders!

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