More than 50 bear sightings in Carthage

Local News

A rare warning from police in Carthage: beware of bears.

They’re asking everyone to take precautions because there have been more than 50 bear sightings in and around Carthage in just the last two weeks.

On its Facebook page, the department points out that nearly all of the calls involve bears trying to get at bird feeders, while a portion of people have reported bears getting into garbage cans.

Officials in Carthage advise residents to be extra cautious with their feeders and when taking care of their garbage.

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