Forget About Coyotes, Bears Are Approaching the City

May 20, 2015 | Liam Mathews

Coyotes are New York City’s most fearsome wild animal, but their reign may be temporary: Three different bear sightings were reported just a few miles outside of New York City on Tuesday, according to Lohud.

The first bear incident occurred early Tuesday morning in Yonkers, just a few miles from the north Bronx. Officers from the Emergency Services Unit spotted a 150-pound black bear hanging around outside of an apartment complex. It was tracked for the rest of the day and night Tuesday, and then tranquilized early Wednesday morning.

Lt. David Komar told Lohud he “could not recall any other instances of bear sightings in the city.”

The second sighting was at around 5 PM in Suffern in suburban Rockland County, where police tracked a bear cub until it gave them the slip and has not been spotted again.

Also on Tuesday, a video was posted to Facebook showing four bears tearing up a garbage can in Ramapo, also in Rockland County.

None of these bears made past city limits, but there are more bears out there.