SPEAK UP: Have you ever seen a bear in the wild? YESTERDAY'S RESULTS: Do you know who you will vote for in the presidential election? 197 YES, 65 NO

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Poll posted 3 years ago.


  • Colleen - 3 years ago

    No! But there's been some sighting in the back woods a few times. :)

  • tlm - 3 years ago

    The small one on May 12th was about 165 pounds, about the same as my Great Pyrenees sheepdog.

  • tlm - 3 years ago

    On May 12th a small one ran across the Taconic State Parkway around mile 43 as I drove south, had to brake to avoid hitting it, around 4:30 am.

  • Laura - 3 years ago

    Yes, A couple of years ago crossing rte 44 by the now defunct Millbrook gym. This year one demolished my daughters bird feeder in Wassaic.

  • Ralph Pettorossi - 3 years ago

    Bill and Tom go bear hunting. Bill is wearing sneakers. Tom asks Bill "Why are you wearing those?" Bill replies "So I can run fast." Tom exclaims "You can't outrun a bear!" Bill says, "True, but with these on I can outrun you!"

  • Eric - 3 years ago

    I hit one with my car once in Orange County. The bear was fine, he actually ran away that morning. Thankfully no damage to my car either.

  • ADK - 3 years ago

    As a youth I worked in the Adirondacks for seven summers. I saw several up there during that time. They are interesting to watch in the wild.

  • bb - 3 years ago

    That's a real old joke Eddie.

  • Local old timer - 3 years ago

    Yup,getting more and more frequent!One walked down Rte 9 Red Hook everyday about a year ago,for about a week,hit the dumpsters back of the Chocolate Shop,loved chocolate I guess!

    In Hyde Park,Harbourd Hills,Roosevelt Road area,one raised havic on garbage nite every Sunday nite,every garbage can around topped over,garbage every where,all took pictures about a week later,broad day light
    in a neighbors drive way eating acorns!Moved on about after a week.

    Got a small family of bears living on Forest Dr.Hyde Park now too,and on Dana Place,bear walked up the back yard steps on patio while guy watching TV on his porch!Man thought it was his wife out of the corner of his eye,man was he surprised too when realized it was a bear about 3 feet away too on back porch!
    Yup,there around,getting more and more frequent here too!

  • Bill - 3 years ago

    A few years ago on Rt.44 by Pleasant Valley Ford and the TSP, a bear had traffic stopped as it crossed Rt.44
    It went into the woods and traffic started to move along slowly. It was pretty big too.

  • Darlene Stratton - 3 years ago

    Yes, on my way to work at Coxsackie Correctional Facility crossing Rt 81 early in the morning.

  • Eddie - 3 years ago

    I was driving in the Catskills hoping to see a bear, but then I saw a sign on the highway that read BEAR LEFT, so I went back home w/o seeing it.

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