What had been a quiet, cool spring with little North County bear activity appears to be at an end, at least in one town

What had been a quiet, cool spring with little North County bear activity appears to be at an end, at least in one town. For about a week now in Bethlehem, a half dozen bears have been getting into unsecured garbage containers, and officials with the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game want to encourage personal responsibility in terms of securing dumpsters and bins so the bears don’t become more of a nuisance and have to be euthanized. “Bethlehem is a hotbed once again and we’ve got at least five bears in town that are hitting dumpsters,”Andy Timmins, NHFG bear project coordinator, said Monday. And the bears are so used to being in town that when they’re not in dumpsters, they’re lounging nearby and in people’s yards, he said.

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