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Hungry bears roaming for food may find your bird feeder appealing

Tuesday, March 2nd 2021, 3:10 pm - How to hang your bird feeders properly so you don't accidentally attract bears into your yard this spring.

Putting out a bird feeder in your yard is an excellent way to attract beautiful wildlife this spring, but beware this includes those that may not be so people or pet friendly.

After a long hibernation in the winter, bears will be out in full force in the spring looking for food, so your bird feeder could inadvertently draw them to your yard.

Bird feeder/Mia Gordon Hanging a bird feeder improperly may attract the attention of bears. Photo: Mia Gordon.

"In order to feed your birds safely, you have to think a little outside of the box," says Weather Network reporter Mia Gordon.

Seeds left on the ground could be an open invite for smaller wildlife to invade your yard -- including racoons, skunks or rats -- and in turn, they become the prey and may draw larger predators such as bears to your property.

Watch the full video above to get the full story from Weather Network reporter Mia Gordon.

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