There have been bear sightings in Guilderland and in Saratoga Springs over the weekend.
Guilderland police say a bear was spotted in the area of School and Nielsen Roads, and in Saratoga, one was seen knocking down a bird feeder in the Geyser Crest neighborhood.
Bear complaints across the state have doubled this year.
Authorities say, they're likely drawn by food, which can be pet food or unsecured garbage, in many cases, it's a bird feeder.
DEC recommends taking down feeders until the end of November, keeping garbage cans in a small structure and not leaving pet food, or small pets, outside.
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