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A bear 'hunt' engages kids and connects the community


Karen Copperberg

Children's classic "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" inspired a new game for kids who are confined to their own neighborhoods for the next few weeks.

An unusual number of bears are showing up in local neighborhoods this spring. Desperate measures are being taken as families enlist their children to hunt a variety of species such as Teddy, Panda and Pooh.

The fuzzy ursine have emerged from numerous human dens, pressing their plastic noses against windows, signaling the start of "hunting" season.

It began after a social media post on Nextdoor by Amanda Dean, who shared the idea that was inspired by a children's book, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt." She thought it would help entertain her nine-year-old son and other families who need someth...

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