More bears venturing into cities - Rutland Herald

So, it’s not just moose wandering into downtown, anymore. Now it’s the bears.

"A bear also found its way into downtown Barre on Wednesday morning — in the heart of town. “This one was literally about to go onto Main Street,” said Jason Fleury. “It was running down the sidewalk. A few people jumped out of its way. “It was more scared of them than anything else.” Fleury said this was the second sighting in the city this year. “About a month ago, it was a mother bear and two or three cubs,” he said. “They seem to be getting a little more frequent.” While some people have expressed concern about compost heaps created due to the state’s new food waste law might attract bears, Serra said she hasn’t had any calls about bears getting into compost."

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