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All Things Considered

New Hampshire Bears, Humans Still Crossing Paths - And, Sometimes, Roads

Courtesy of Crawford Notch Campground
Bears at Crawford Notch Campground

We got a call in the newsroom this morning telling us that a car had collided with a bear just outside of Concord.

We're still learning exactly what happened in that incident, but we thought it would be a good time to check in on how bears and humans have been coexisting in the Granite State this year.

Ben Kilham of Lyme, New Hampshire, is an independent wildlife biologist known for his extensive knowledge of bear behavior, much of which he learned by raising orphaned bear cubs. He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about whether car/bear collisions are common, and whether the mild winter has had any effect on bear behavior in the state.

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