WHITESBORO, N.Y. – A Whitesboro couple saw quite a surprise on their security footage early Wednesday morning -- a black bear strolling across their backyard.
Wendy and Rick Short live near Hart’s Hill Elementary School where bears are a rare sight to be seen.
The two say they’ve seen deer, rabbits, woodchucks and sometimes a fox in their yard, but never a bear.
The bear was caught on camera around 1:20 a.m.
The DEC says noise can be a deterrent, but anyone who encounters a bear should try to stay calm and walk slowly away.