“Bird feeders are huge sources of calories and we refill them when they’re empty.        Resources “This means when they’re active they search out whatever high calorie foods they can and we readily supply those around our homes.”. It was a sight more than he could bear. The black bear population in Massachusetts has been rising, according to Mass Audubon. Since the peak of people transitioning to a working-from-home routine due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wattles said human-bear interactions have increased.

“Matt was just so startled, picked up his phone with no luck of a good picture,” Dawn Bete wrote on Facebook. “They also can get into trouble by looking for other foods.

128. with the creatures in an effort to keep them from stumbling through residents’ yards, screened porches, and properties. Dawn Bete’s Ring camera recorded video of the bear quietly making its way through her backyard as her husband Matt was asleep on a lounge chair. “We have bears in people’s yards and neighborhoods on a daily basis, probably a hundred times or more a day, in our established bear range,” said Dave Wattles, a black bear and furbearer biologist for Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. “He wasn’t sure how he should react but knew he couldn’t get up that fast but at least he had another chair and table between them if needed,” Dawn Bete wrote. This, Wattles noted, is a “terrible situation” since screened porches provide zero protection from a bear, and the animal can easily smell and access bird seed when it’s on a porch. Enable breaking news notifications straight to your internet browser. Bay Staters were transfixed when stories emerged of the. JOIN OUR TEAM. reports 15 new COVID-19 deaths, 827 new cases, Trump envoy traveled to Syria for talks on missing Americans, 'Storrowed' boat wreaks havoc on commuter rail on Sunday, 'And I got my Dunkies': Boston woman voting at Fenway goes viral, 2,000-year-old cat etching found at Nazca Lines site in Peru, Connecticut's largest (and America's oldest) newspaper is outsourcing printing to Massachusetts, 'People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots,' Trump tells campaign aides, Woman missing for 2 weeks found safe in Zion National Park, New Hampshire officers help 5 hikers on mountain trail, Worcester police: Girl escaped by kicking man trying to abduct her, Trump signs Seth Moulton bill to make 988 the national suicide hotline number, Vermont principal fired for Facebook post critical of 'Black Lives Matter', Highway exit renumbering has begun in Massachusetts, Fauci 'absolutely not' surprised by Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis: 'I was worried that he was going to get sick', New York Post published Hunter Biden report amid newsroom doubts, New Hampshire brings income tax dispute with Mass. When he wakes and sits up in his seat, the bear appears to get scared and runs off. FISHERMAN SEES 10-FOOT GREAT WHITE SHARK 2 DAYS IN A ROW OFF CAPE COD. Home surveillance video shows a man lounging by a pool in Greenfield, Massachusetts, being startled by a curious bear this weekend. “Luckily, it went running out soon after the encounter.”. Wattles also said there are now resident bears living between. All rights reserved.        Testing locations ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection also, interactions between black bears and people throughout 2020, “resulting in unprecedented numbers of complaints and requests for assistance.”, A twist to Thursday's presidential debate: muted microphones, Marty Walsh speaks out on potential MBTA service cuts, Jeffrey Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away from CNN, Local parents hold dual rallies in protest over recent entrance exam proposal, 7.5 magnitude quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning, Man arrested after threatening Wichita mayor over face masks, police say, St. Paul's School monitor for sex abuse claims quits, cites retaliation, Malden school switches to remote learning after staffers test positive for COVID-19, Massachusetts delays resumption of jury trials, Mass.


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Grizzly Man is a 2005 American documentary film by German director Werner Herzog.It chronicles the life and death of grizzly bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell.The film includes some of Treadwell's own footage of his interactions with grizzly bears before 2003, and of interviews with people who knew, or were involved with Treadwell, as well as professionals dealing with wild bears. The video, shared on Facebook Sunday by Dawn Bete, is dated Saturday. All market data delayed 20 minutes. All rights reserved, what you should do if you see a bear in your backyard, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. “Massachusetts is bear country and it is up to the citizens of Massachusetts to be responsible for coexisting with our wildlife and help keep bears wild, by removing bird feeders, securing garbage in a garage or shed, and cleaning up other food sources,” Wattles told Boston.com in an email. Wattles also said there are now resident bears living between Interstate 495 and Route 128. The bear dips its snout in the water before sniffing its way toward the sleeping man. Sign up for Boston.com's e-mail alerts and receive coronavirus news and breaking updates, from our newsroom to your inbox.