Bear Escape in the Adirondacks – 300lb Black Bear on the Loose!
Beware New York! There is a bear on the loose! According to Syracuse.com, a 330lb black bear named Ahote has escaped from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, New York Thursday morning. As of Sunday officials were still searching. Although she had been spotted in town about 1 mile from the refuge. Ironically, in Native American meaning, the name Ahote is 'Restless One'.
This 4 and a half year old black bear sow, dug out of her enclosure Thursday morning. The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge states that Ahote is completely harmless but if you spot her don't panic and don't shoot at her. What you should do is call AWR at 855-Wolf-Man, or 914-772-5983.
We’re concerned someone might panic and shoot Ahote, who tends to run from people. We monitored the bear enclosure all night with our cameras, in case Ahote showed up, but no luck. - AWR Officials