Black Bears have continued to spread out in population and spotting them has become more common.
Though chances of coming into contact are slim, the fact that they’re being seen more frequently shows people should still pay attention at night.
Bears are often attracted to food, and people need to stay vigilant when not attracting bears to their habitat.
This includes bird seed, garbage on the curb, and a used grill.
The most common encounter are young male bears looking for their own area, and run off when spooked.
Female bears with cubs are the dangerous kind, they are very protective of their offspring.
Eliminating the things like bird seed, and cleaning off the grill can help eliminate the likelihood of bear contact.