Bear comes down from tree near Ballston Spa High School

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – A black bear sat perched in a tree near Ballston Spa High School
for the majority of Wednesday night, police believe.

However, police in Ballston Spa tell NEWS10 the bear was no longer in the
tree, and no where to be found on Thursday morning.

The bear was seen in the tree on Thomas
Avenue, between Ballston Avenue and Martin Avenue.

According to Town Supervisor Patty Southworth the bear was still in the tree
at 8 p.m. and ENCON officers who had been monitoring the bear had gone home for
the day, expecting the bear to move on during the night.

The Ballston Spa High School
was holding a football competition Wednesday night, and officials expected the
bear to leave once the commotion calmed down.

Residents are to be advised the bear is likely still in the area and to be
alert. Residents are asked to make sure their garbage cans are covered, bird
feeders are put away, ect.

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