Memorial Displayed for Amherst Bear

Bear was put down by Amherst Police on Monday

Mike Baggerman
July 11, 2018 - 7:56 am

Memorial for Amherst Bear on Covent Garden Lane & Renaissance Drive in Amherst (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)_

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AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A memorial was set up at the intersection of Renaissance Drive and Covent Garden Lane for the black bear that was put down on Monday after spending the last two weeks roaming in the area.

"MAY YOU FIND ALL THE HONEY YOU WANT IN BEAR HEAVEN!!!! RIP!!!!!!!!!" the paper memorial attached to a stop sign read. The memorial also had a batch of flowers underneath the paper. 

The bear was struck by a vehicle on the 990 on June 28, which Amherst Police and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said affected the bears pattern of moving long distances on a daily basis. The 18-month-old bear became a nuisance problem in the Getzville area.

The DEC said local municipalities are responsible for ensuring public safety and it is in their jurisdiction to dispatch nuisance wildlife if there's a threat to public safety. The organization also said it planned to try and trap the bear on Tuesday. 

READ MORE: Amherst Bear Euthanized by Police on Monday


 

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