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Police department traps one bear, second bear takes its place


October 18, 2018

For the past few weeks a bear has been seen near Mountain View Manor, Serendipity Childcare Center and the surrounding neighborhood going through garbage cans.

After attempts to secure garbage cans failed to keep the bear out of the trash, the bear was trapped on Friday and euthanized by wildlife troopers, according to Police Chief Jim Kerr.

“It seems like every year we’ve had a few [bears] towards the end of the year,” said Kerr. “Hopefully, they should be going into hibernation.”

The bear was small to medium sized, said Kerr. The trap was set near the side door to the Serendipi...

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