ICYMI, here is the story of #mprraccoon as told by some of my favorite tweets.
A raccoon that found itself stuck on the UBS building in St. Paul, Minnesota, decided the only way to go was up. The raccoon made it to the 23rd story, and the fire department is trying to lure it to the roof so they can usher it to safety. #mprraccoon https://t.co/xWMW3yUq7C
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 12, 2018
My mom and I have VERY different views of the #mprracoon
(but apparently we both hate ants soooo) pic.twitter.com/WPmvf0E7rV
— Hayley Sperling (@hksperl) June 12, 2018
— japanese slimfast (@keenbean1000) June 12, 2018
— Sarah Bricker (@SBrix13) June 12, 2018
— Ohidur Choudhury (@ochoudhury22) June 13, 2018
I have a 7 am work flight to catch but obviously if the raccoon isn’t rescued by then, I’ll just get another job. #mprraccoon
— Matt Ritter (@mattritter1) June 13, 2018
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 13, 2018
— Alicia Lewis (@alicialewisKARE) June 13, 2018
— Will Dollinger (@willdollinger) June 13, 2018
He is risen. pic.twitter.com/NQLFCelFx5
— Daniel Spenser (@DanSpenser) June 13, 2018
A reader sent in these photos of a bear behind a home on Forest Avenue (a neighborhood behind The Little Store).
Remember, lock up your trash and take down your bird feeders so that bears keep on movin’ like this one did, because a fed bear is a dead bear.
- Cornish Police Shoot Bear That Attacked Chickens
- Hanover Asks Residents to Secure Potential Food Sources as Mama Bear Returns With New Cubs
- Relocated Hanover Bear Was Shot, Killed in Quebec
- Fish and Game Traps 3 of Hanover’s Nuisance Bears (Video)
In the latest Upper Valley bear news, we are sad to report a young bear was shot and killed on Monday in Cornish after it attacked some chickens being kept at a Center Road home. From today’s Valley News:
Cornish Police Chief Doug Hackett said the bear started to become a problem on Saturday when it killed at least one chicken at a home off Center Road and wouldn’t leave the area when spooked.
“I responded four times on Saturday. There was constant conflict back and forth,” Hackett said on Wednesday. “(The bear) was unafraid of humans.”
Hackett said the bear was involved in “more conflict” on Monday, so after consulting with Fish and Game Conservation Officer Kevin Bronson, Cornish police Sgt. Corey Stevens shot the bear around 8:30 p.m.
Read the full story here.
Check out the map provided by Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Michael Hinsley below, showing hourly intervals of where the tagged Hanover bear was roaming over a short period (Monday through Wednesday) last week.
And here’s a little interactive version I just mocked up showing ROUGH GENERAL AREAS of those hourly pings (in yellow) so that you can see them set against landmarks (in blue).