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Warmer spring weather…

DSC_5484…has black bears on the move in the Fulton Chain region, so annual measures should be taken by residents and visitors to prevent negative encounters with them. The simplest way is to remove potential food sources, which usually results in the bear moving on, according to DEC. Not every bear that passes through a developed area is a problem bear… but readily available human food sources can quickly turn them into one, DEC says. The file photo above, taken by Sue Kiesel, shows a local bear enjoying the contents of a once low-hanging bird feeder.

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