They're baaaaaack!

Maine Wildlife Park, is home to more than 30 species of Maine wildlife that can't be returned to their natural habitat, in addition to all the animals, you can also check out the fish hatchery, walk the nature trails, and visit the Game Warden Museum.

This week, they posted a reminder that it is that time of year again.

Spring is upon us, and there has already been some black bear activity across the state. When natural foods are still hard to come by early in the season, bears are more likely to venture into backyards, looking to get their paws on easily accessible food.

We rounded up some handy tips to avoid conflict with bears, simply by taking a few simple steps, ensuring that your family and property stay safe.

10 Tips To Keep Maine Black Bears Out Of Your Yard

Now that Spring is here, the bears are back...and they are hungry!

Gallery Credit: Arlen Jameson

The Maine black bear is the smallest of the three species of bears that inhabit North America. It is the only bear living in the eastern United States.

Here in the 207, black bears are found nearly statewide, but are most common in northern and eastern Maine.

Although most black bears are not much larger than humans, their weight can vary tremendously with the season of the year. They store body fat during the fall months to supply energy during their long winter, so when Spring comes, they are out on the prowl.

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