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Bear destroys bird feeders, makes a mess in Chenango Bridge

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TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) -- A black bear has made itself at home on Clark Avenue in Chenango Bridge.

"He's been wandering around here for the past couple of days," said Town of Chenango resident, Raymond Rounsville.

He lives right down the street from where the bear was spotted.

He says the animal destroyed his two bird feeders.

"Nuts all over the yard and everything else and I looked at them and I said he at least could have cleaned up after himself," explained Rounsville. "He left all the nutshells after he cleaned them."

Although he may joke about the bear, he says he's still a little spooked out.

"It's kind of scary," added Rounsville. "You worry. Especially if you're out here. A lot of times we're out here walking at night and that's no good."

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says if you see a bear don't corner, approach or surround it.

Something Rounsville says he definitely won't be doing.

"I don't want to be running with no 300 pound bear!" said Rounsville. "I can tell you that. He runs faster than I can. I'm getting to be an old man. I can't keep up with him."

The DEC encourages you to report bear encounters by calling 844-DEC-ECOS (332-3267).

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