Injured Bear in Amherst: ‘I think it’s just about the end of the bear’

July 8, 2018
James Horton snapped this photo of a bear in his back yard Saturday. (Courtesy James Horton)
James Horton snapped this photo of a bear in his back yard Saturday.

A bear that wandered into the backyard of a Getzville home and may be injured is the latest to cause a buzz in the region.

James Horton of Foxberry Drive said he called 911 to report a bear in his backyard Saturday and was told by Amherst Police that the bear might have been hit by a car. Police searched for the animal in the woods near his home.

“They’ve got him cornered in the woods,” he said early Saturday evening. “I think it’s just about the end of the bear.”

It was the second visit of a bear to Horton’s yard on Saturday. His wife told him a bear was at his bird feeder about 10:30 a.m. She took a couple photos of it.
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