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#mprraccoon was everything I needed this week

A raccoon stretches itself on the window sill of the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor of the UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The raccoon stranded on the ledge of the building in St. Paul captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling the office building. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

ICYMI, here is the story of #mprraccoon as told by some of my favorite tweets.

Photos: Backyard bear on Forest Avenue in Lebanon

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.

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A bear behind a home on Forest Avenue in Lebanon on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Reader contributed photo.)

A bear behind a home on Forest Avenue in Lebanon on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Reader contributed photo.)

Cornish police shoot, kill bear that attacked chickens

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.

Bear map: Take a look at the hourly pings over a short period last week

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.

Source: Michael Hinsley, Town of Hanover.

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).

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