Bear seen near
New Hampshire restaurant
New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers say a bear that was hanging out near a Laconia Dairy Queen seems to be gone - for now.
Officers said the yearling bear took up temporary residence 12 feet up an oak tree Friday (June 21) near the restaurant. It appeared to have left by late that night.
Conservation Officer Ron Arsenault tells The Citizen had the bear not come down on its own, he was ready to allow a biologist to shoot at the animal with a tranquilizer dart.
Once sedated, the bear would have been taken away and released far enough away from the restaurant.
By Sunday, Arsenault said he received reports of bears rummaging for food near two residences in Meredith.