Settings

Home Site
Notification
Push Notifications
Contact Us
North Rockland Daily Voice serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

Menu

North Rockland Daily Voice serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

Nearby Towns

  • Ramapo
    serves Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Kaser, Monsey, Montebello, Mount Ivy, New Hempstead, New Square, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tallman, Viola & Wesley Hills
  • Orangetown
    serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan
  • Clarkstown
    serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack
Breaking News: Six Face Charges After Loaded Gun Found In Mercedes Speeding On Route 202
neighbors

Video: Sloatsburg Resident Has Close Encounter With Bear

A Sloatsburg resident recently got up close and personal to a bear in his backyard.
A Sloatsburg resident recently got up close and personal to a bear in his backyard. Video Credit: Daily Voice

A Sloatsburg resident had a surprise encounter with a bear, getting up close and personal with the animal after it popped its head out of the woods and made its way up the property.

The Ramapo Police Department released surveillance video and offered tips to residents that may encounter a bear after this one approached the Sloatsburg resident in his backyard.

According to the United States National Park Services, if one encounters a bear, they should remain calm and remember that the animal likely doesn’t want to attack and prefers simply to be left alone.

In Sloatsburg, the resident was able to quickly back away from the bear and return to his home after spotting it.

If approached by a bear, the National Park Services notes that one should move away slowly and sideways - which allows for keeping an eye on the bear and avoid tripping - but should not run. However, if the bear is to follow, one should stop and hold their ground.

Additional safety tips from the National Parks Service regarding bear encounters can be found here .

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

North Rockland Daily Voice!

Serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.