Aggressive wildlife fact of the day: black bears have killed 63 people in the United States and Canada over the last 109 years. The last person to be killed by a black bear in New York State was 5-month-old Esther Schwimmer in 2002 in Sullivan County. Before that, the last person was a boy killed by a captive black bear on Long Island in 1933. [NYT] [AP/CBS] [Wikipedia] Earlier: a bunch of items about bears in New York
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