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Black Bear Sighted in Upper Watershed

Posted by Ben Cote on June 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM

A black bear was sighted in North Attleboro taking down a bird feeder. Channel 12 reported that it was on Norton Road, which is north of Emerald Mall and 295, not far from the watershed border. This is in the area of the Seven Mile River. Keep a lookout if you're in the area. If you come across a black bear, resist the urge to run from it, as it will instictivly run after you. I've encountered a few on hikes in the mountains. Usually, they will watch you for a moment before heading back into the woods. The number of black bear attacks in New England is very small. And to think that everybody was so upset when coyotes returned to the area. How long until we have to watch for moose while driving through Slater Park??

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