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Trumansburg Police received many calls about this two year old black bear Sunday May 22, 2016. First calls about this friendly bear came in around 9:00am. The bear hung around the area of South St. in the village while police kept him company.

Later the bear decided he may need some schooling so he hung around the middle school.

Realizing school was closed he wandered off. Officers kept a close eye on the 200 hundred pound bear for several hours and  warned residents and pedestrians of the bear’s presence.

Police ask residents not to feed the bear, do not follow the bear and do not leave out any garbage that may keep him here.

Chief Tom Ferretti

Trumansburg Police

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Jolene Almendarez

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