- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

SHERMANS DALE, Pa. (AP) - State officials are warning pet owners and parents in central Pennsylvania to watch for bears after two goats were killed in separate attacks over a two-day period.

WHTM-TV reported (https://bit.ly/2cKuE0m ) Friday the state Game Commission is investigating the attacks, which happened about 15 miles west of Harrisburg.

In an attack last week, Bonnie Hunter says the bear jumped a dog house leading to her goat’s pen and grabbed her goat. She says the bear then took off with her goat.

Another goat was killed on Sunday at a home several miles away.

The Game Commission says black bears are common in the area. Preventing attacks before they happen is crucial.

Residents are asked to not leave pet food or trash outside. Small pets and children should be watched when outside.


Information from: WHTM-TV, https://www.whtm.com

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