Spring is here and the warm weather and the bugs are finally back. It has taken a while but the weather is starting to work together for those who have plans for the outdoors and are ready to get some things done around the house. But the good spring also brings out the wildlife to its full potential, and that includes the black bears in the area.
Colden residents report seeing a large adult bear in their neighborhood.
A post on Colden Neighbors’ Facebook page stated that …
Bear Spotted Nearby (Monday Night) Hubby was driving home from work and spotted him crossing Patridge while driving on Hayes Hollow. The adult bear was heading north.
The wildlife has gotten more active and it is not surprising to see a bear, but it is something to be aware of. It was only last week when the Amherst Police reminded residents and warned them to watch out for small deer. It is also the time of year when fawns and bear cubs are born. Female deer (doe) leave their newborn baby in the tall grass and brush to hide it from predators. When you see her, let her. Most likely, mom isn’t far away.
As for bears, store trash and food properly. It can be a good idea to keep your bird feeders confined or stocked. Bears love to grab a snack from your yard when the opportunity presents itself!