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Enticed by doughnuts, Mama Bear steps into trap

Wildlife biologist Paul Rego injected a trapped bear with a sedative in Salisbury last week. Photo by Quincy Cabot

SALISBURY — Two bears have been roaming around the center of Salisbury village in recent weeks, turning over garbage bins and coming in very close contact with humans. It is believed that one is a mother and the other is her cub.

Two weeks ago, state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) met with Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand and two biologists from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to discuss and find solutions to keep the bears from coming into the center of town.

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