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598 Spring Street, PO Box 395, Mars, PA 16046

Updated 06/29/2018

As many of you know, a bear (or two) has been sighted in Mars Borough, and the surrounding area. The Game Commission was contacted on 06/26/2018 and an officer visited the Mars Borough and spoke with several people, including a Borough Police Officer. To date, the bear has not appeared to be aggressive, however the officer from the Game Commission agreed it would be possible for them to set up a trap to attempt to trap the bear for relocation. He did not know if a relocation would “stick” as bears often return to their home territory.

If you have bird feeders it is a good idea to bring them inside, as they can attract wildlife. It is also a good idea to make sure garbage is secured and nothing is left out so that the bear(s) will not be attracted to the smell of food.

If you do see a bear, please use extreme caution. Again, the bear does not appear to be aggressive, but it is a wild animal.

More information can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website.

And, here are a few articles about how to Avoid Attracting Bears and Living with Bears in Pennsylvania.

Once again, please exercise caution if you do see or encounter the bear.

Click this link for info for the Northwest District Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.