Helpful Information Concerning our Black Bear Population in Town

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Black Bear Population in Barrington

Prime black bear habitat includes deciduous forests (oaks, maple, beech
etc.), wetlands, and riparian (along rivers) zones. The natural areas
surrounding your town provide very good habitat for black bears.  Many
human-bear conflicts arise when bears frequent properties to access food
attractants that are found around homes.  The most common attractants are
birdfeeders, unsecured garbage, and compost piles which include food scraps.
Livestock, such as chickens and pigs, can also attract bears when not
properly protected. Electric fencing is the most effective way to protect
livestock.  In most cases removing the attractant the bear(s) are utilizing
eliminates the bear problem.  It is also helpful to harass bears with noise,
such as banging pots and pans, or using compressed air horns to scare them

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