Bear spotted walking through Rotterdam Thursday night

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. — Rotterdam police tell NEWS10 that they have received numerous calls reporting a bear walking through the western part of the town Thursday night.

According to a police sergeant, the most recent reports said the bear was in the area of the Schalmont School District campus. Earlier in the night, it was spotted in the backyard of a Duanesburg Road home.

The department had received a couple of calls pertaining to the bear, beginning just before 9 p.m.

The sergeant added that DEC officials told the department that there is no need for any action to be taken as long as the bear stays on the move.

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