Bear sightings on the rise in Corning


June and July are the months where residential areas get an influx of “special visitors”. Recently, bear sightings have been on the rise in Corning. 

Corning police have been getting more calls than usual and want residents to know that there is no reason for alarm. 

The bears are usually afraid and don’t want to harm you. In most cases they are easily scared off by lots of noise. 

To keep the bears away, make sure that you keep your pet food indoors, don’t keep garbage outside for long periods of time and put your bird feeders away during the summer months. 

Do not approach the bears whatsoever. They are wild animals and can be unpredictable. If you see one in your area, stay away from it and call the police or the Department of Environmental Conservation. 

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