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Bear sightings in Princeton near Bunn Drive and Autumn Hill Road

by MercerMe Staff

Princeton Police has reported that it has received multiple reports of a black bear in the areas of Bunn Drive and Autumn Hill Road. 

The following are tips to void attracting bears:

  • Secure your trash in bear resistant garbage containers or with tight fitting lids to reduce odors.
  • Clean any food scraps from grills porches and decks, and keep meet scraps out of compost piles.
  • Pets should not be fed outdoors unless absolutely necessary.
  • Immediately remove all uneaten food and bowls used by pets fed outdoors (NO food after dark).
  • Never hang bird feeders in easy to reach locations (feeders should be at least 10 feet in the air).
  • Put out garbage on collection day, not the night before. Wash garbage containers with disinfectant to remove odors.
  • Secure beehives, livestock, and fruit crops with electric fence.

Residents should report bear damage, nuisance behavior or aggressive bears to the DEP Hotline at 1-877-WARN-DEP (877-927-6337) and their local police department. Additional bear information can be found at http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2016/16_0028.htm.


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