Maine Black Bears Looking for food
Maine Black Bear biologist says a lack of natural food will force bears to find other food sources like back yard bird feeders and trash.

Black Bear sightings in Maine in April, May, and June are not uncommon, but the sight of one can certainly be unexpected.

“It’s unsettling to look out your window and see a bear in your backyard,” said Falmouth Police Chief John Kilbride.

“We’ve had some sightings around Falmouth Rd, Bucknam Rd. One knocked over a bird feeder, one went after a bees nest, grabbed the honey”.

Maine Biologist Jennifer Vachon with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. said “The bears are hungry.”

“When they emerge from their winter den they have no fat reserves so they’re really hungry,”