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Dover police issue warning about bears wandering around city

Union Leader Correspondent

September 19. 2018 10:03AM
Police in Dover are warning residents about bears being seen in the city. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Correspondent)

DOVER — Police in Dover are warning people about the number of bears in the city.

On Tuesday, officials said bears have been seen in the Melody Terrace and Stocklan Circle neighborhoods recently.

A motorist at the intersection of Bellamy Road and Cataract Avenue struck a bear, which then ran off into the woods at Bellamy Park Sunday around 9:40 p.m. There was no injury to the driver, police said.

Police and New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said people can avoid trouble with bears if they store their garbage in airtight containers inside a garage and avoid putting meat into compost piles.

Bird feeders, especially those stocked with black oil sunflower feed and cracked corn, also attract bears onto residential property.

People who see bears in Dover should call police at 742-4646 or a conservation officer in Concord at 271-3361.

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