Bear B-1, who has been sighted in several spots around town, is now raiding bird feeders on Lyle Drive, in a neighborhood right across Route 79/Durham Road from Brown Middle School and Ryerson Elementary School.
Garry Fenner, who lives at 26 Lyle Drive, took these pictures of the bear in the woods right behind his back yard.
"The bear bent the iron 1/2" diameter bird feeder pole in half to get at the 3 compartment bird feeder that he then took into the woods to eat the bird seed," Fenner told us via email.
This is one of several bears sighted in town in the past eight months, including in , on , and . In addition there were several sighted in and in .
One bear, it might have been bear B-1, has been particularly persistent and sometimes reluctant to meander away. Here are .
Remember the best way to keep your yard bear-free is to keep it clear of anything that will attract a bear. It's clear that we have bears all over town, so now would be a good time to check to . Also in that article is information on how to report a bear to the state if you do see one.