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Sheriff warns of bears roaming neighborhoods in St. Mary Parish

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Monday, June 24 2019 Jun 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 2:06 PM June 24, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. MARY PARISH - Law enforcement in one parish is warning residents to be on the lookout for black bears that are becoming a little too comfortable in residential areas.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office took to Facebook over the weekend to advise that the bears have been encroaching on residential areas more frequently in recent weeks. A bear was even involved in a vehicular crash last week.

Residents across the parish are advised to secure their garbage and be on the lookout for the animals after dark.

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