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Game Commission Sets 2 Bear Traps In Frazer Twp.

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FRAZER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has set up a couple of traps to catch an elusive black bear or bears near the Pittsburgh Mills Mall.

“There’s a good possibility that there’s more than one,” Conservation Officer Gary Fujak with the Pennsylvania Game Commission said.

The latest pictures come from Ken Drummond’s Crawford Run Road back porch and show a bear perfectly content.

“We currently have two traps set and one of them is fairly close to where this bear was photographed,” Fujak said.

“Hopefully we’ll trap both the bear that have been shopping here at the mall,” Frazer Township Police Chief Carl Toscolani said.

Toscolani is less worried about the bear than he is about all the people trying to get close to get the best pictures.

“The bear are wild animal,” he said. “It will attack if provoked or scared.”

The game commission which trapped its first bear of the summer in this area back in May says the relocation of the traps is entirely up to the bear.

“It depends on the activity of the bear maybe a food source that it’s going to on a regular basis in the area where we have the traps,” Fujak said.

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