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Black Bear Sighted in Rye Brook
Release Date: June 05, 2012

Black Bear Update

A Black Bear was spotted late last evening in the area of N Ridge Street near Sleepy Hollow Rd.  Rye Brook Police Department is monitoring the area and is requesting that if anyone sees the bears to contact their local police department.  The Village of Rye Brook has been in contact with NYS DEC and according to them, negative encounters with Black Bears usually fall into one of the following categories:

  • Bears raiding bird feeders at residence;
    • Bears raiding garbage at residences and restaurants

    Please remember to store your garbage in a sealed container that is not accessible to animals and do not leave pet food outside.

    For further information please visit the New York State DEC web site at

    Rye Brook Police Department 914-937-1020 or in the event of an emergency dial 911

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