A black bear was spotted Sunday morning on Turkey Mountain, a 125-acre preserve in town off Route 118. Jay Cohen, who was hiking with a friend, spotted the bear and wants folks to know it’s in the area.
On Sunday, November 8th about 7.30AM, my friend and I were taking our weekend hike up Turkey Mountain (rt. 118). As we entered the white trail we saw several deer, which ran off into the forest. It was a lovely morning. When we got to the top of the mountain, we sat and spoke for a while. We then started down on the blue trail. After about 50 feet of walking, we both stopped and looked at this huge black object digging through the leaves to get to the underbrush. We thought it might be a huge dog. We noticed the tail did not look like a dogs tail. Also, the legs were massive. Suddenly, the animal lifted its head and turned and looked at us. It was not a dogs face, it was a huge Black Bear.
Information about the state’s black bears and living with them can be found here.