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Mother Bear, Three Cubs Take Backyard Break In Sloatsburg

A photo provided by Ramapo Police of the bear sighting.
A photo provided by Ramapo Police of the bear sighting. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- With real-feel temperatures soaring into the mid-90s, who could wouldn't want to take a backyard break in the shade?

That was the scenario Friday afternoon at round 1 p.m. when police in Ramapo say they responded to a call of a bear sighting at Lincoln Street in the Village of Sloatsburg.

When they arrived, they found a mother bear with her three cubs wandering through residential yards and even in the street.

Police say the foursome eventually proceeded north into a wooded area without incident.

It marks the first reported bear sighting in the Hudson Valley in more than a week. Other sightings have been reported throughout the area in the late spring and summer.

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