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Beware of bears in LeRoy.

The LeRoy Police Department has received reports of bear sightings in the area around HartwoodPark. A resident of the housing tract Presidential Acres called today to say his bird feeders were destroyed and footprints in the wet grass went back to the wooded area behind the home.

The DEC was contacted. It recommends residents ensure that all garbage outside is either secured or brought in. Also bird feeders, while they can be out during the day, need to be brought in at night, every night. 

It says bears are intelligent animals and once they determine the location of an easy meal, they will come back continually. 

To contact the Le Roy Police Department call 768-2527, ext. 2225, and leave a voicemail for Sgt. Timothy R. Hayes or call the Dispatch Center at 345-6350.

To contact the DEC office for Genesee County (Region 8) in regard to wildlife issues, call the Avon office at (585) 226-5380.

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