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A black bear broke into the NH kitchen ‘looking for snacks’

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Black bear sightings have been reported across New England as the animals begin their mating season.

A hungry black bear broke into a home in Hancock, New Hampshire early Monday morning.

The bear was found in the kitchen around 1 a.m. “looking for snacks,” according to a Facebook statement from Hancock police. No human or animal injuries were reported, and authorities reported the details to the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game.

“Please be careful and alert,” Hancock police wrote.

This New Hampshire bear isn’t the only one making headlines this week. In Ring camera video from July 11, a large black bear is shown staggering onto a porch in North Haverhill, New Hampshire, only to be scared off by a brave dog named Thor.

Black bear sightings have been reported across New England as the animals begin their mating season. A black bear was spotted Monday in several locations across Wilmington, Massachusetts, according to a tweet from the Wilmington Police Department.

“Like any other wild animal, we will not intervene unless the bear poses a danger to people or pets,” the ministry wrote in response.

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In Pepperell, on July 13, a black bear took up residence in a residential koi pond.

These sightings follow an alert issued to Lowell residents on July 11 after a bear was spotted in neighboring Tewksbury.

“We are asking residents to temporarily remove bird feeders and secure their trash until the bear has moved. If you are seen, do not try to approach and enter your home,” read a statement from the Lowell Police Department.

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