CONWAY POLICE GUARD BUS STOP NEAR BEAR PERCH

by Gair on October 10, 2012

CONWAY POLICE ARE COORDINATING EFFORTS WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS TO SAFELY REMOVE A LARGE BLACK BEAR THAT HAS FOUND A PROMINENT AND PHOTO FRIENDLY PERCH IN NORTH CONWAY.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT WAS FIRST NOTIFIED TUESDAY MORNING THE BEAR WAS ABOUT 60 FEET UP IN A PINE TREE AT THE CORNER OF GROVE AND CROSS STREETS.

PERLEY SAYS THE BEAR IS OBVIOUSLY WELL FED, WEIGHS ABOUT 300 POUNDS, LOOKS VERY COMFORTABLE AND ISN’T BOTHERING ANYONE. THE PROBLEM IS HE’S ALSO VERY CLOSE TO A SCHOOL BUS STOP FOR JOHN FULLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

PERLEY’S OFFICERS GUARDED THE STOP WEDNESDAY MORNING WHILE STUDENTS WAITED THERE AND THE STOP HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY MOVED TO ANOTHER AREA WHILE OFFICERS FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAFELY TRAP AND TRANSFER THE BEAR TO ANOTHER LOCATION.

PERLEY SAYS CONSERVATION OFFICER SGT. BRIAN ABRAMS IS CONFERRING WITH A STATE WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST ON THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT.

ONE CALLER TOLD POLICE TUESDAY A FAMILY HAD HAULED OUT A COUCH TO SIT ON TO WATCH THE BEAR IN THE TREE.

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