Bear Sightings June 2021

  June 22, 2021

Please be advised there was another bear sighting in Menands, (that was caught on a doorbell camera), on Monday June 21, 2021 on Menands Road. No additional reported sightings since then in Menands. However, there were sightings near Arbor Hill last night. The Menands Police Department are working with ENCON to track the bear. Please be aware of your surroundings when out walking. If you do come across the bear, do not panic, do not approach it, back away slowly, always leaving an escape route for the bear. Contact the Menands Police at (518)463-1681 if a bear is spotted to help with the tracking.

A flyer, titled Living With Bears, put out by NYS DEC, can be found on the Village of Menands website at or a copy can be picked up at the Menands Police Station at 250 Broadway.