STEVENSVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — As spring comes to West Michigan, bears are starting to wake up — and sometimes show themselves to people in their search for food.
Mike Kinney snapped a photo of a bear in his yard in Stevensville in Berrien County. He told the Herald-Palladium out of St. Joseph that the bear was going for his bird feeders.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says bird feeders, garbage and pet food can attract a hungry bear. Remove those to keep bears from your hard.
The DNR says anyone who spots a bear should make noise to let the bear know they are there, stand still and try to look big. Never approach a bear.