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Hungry black bears are entering Oregon’s coastal communities looking for food because a prolonged cool, wet spring damaged or delayed the wild berry crops that bears typically eat.

A late wild berry crop due to this year’s cool and wet spring means hungry black bears are entering Oregon’s coastal communities looking for food.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, across the coastline, bears have recently killed livestock, dug through garbage cans and stripped young trees owned by timber companies.

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