WAYNE, Maine — Ford Stevenson recently shared these photos with the BDN which were taken with a trail camera that he has set up at the home of his mother, Priscilla Stevenson.
In an email to his niece, which he shared with the BDN, Ford Stevenson reported that the bear he captured on camera was looking for sunflower seeds in and around the bird feeder. The bear had been at the house for at least four nights earlier this month, and also had broken into and destroyed several beehives kept by a friend in their back field.
The Stevensons have taken the bird feeders down in an effort to encourage the bear to return to the woods.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife recently issued a press release to the media warning that this is the time of year that bears, hungry after a long winter of hibernation, are attracted to bird feeders, garbage and other items that people may leave outside their homes.
For more information on keeping bears away, visit www.mefishwildlife.com.