Bears in central and upstate New York is nothing unusual but one on a college campus is another story. A bear was seen at Herkimer College and school officials are asking students to be careful when walking to class.
Bears are not uncommon in New York, especially in upstate New York. This year, they seem to be causing problems in the Dix Mountain Wilderness and the DEC has even closed one campground to try and catch some of the bears.
A ton of interesting things happened in Central New York in 2016, but some of the craziest stories involved animals. From bears to moose to geese and sheep, and even an animal that we can't identify, these are the 'wildest' animal stories of the year.
Black bears are found in all areas of upstate New York. They prefer forests mixed with open areas and wetlands, farmland, and sometimes corn fields where they can cause considerable damage. They're naturally shy and elusive but with all the reported bear sightings recently is the bear popu…