A big black bear roams the backyard of a Nokesville family

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The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming, but that also means bears are done hibernating and one Nokesville family fears a black bear maybe getting a little too close.

Over the past few days, owen mullenax of nokesville, had been noticing his bird feeder becoming empty quickly, so in an effort to catch what was causing this, he set up a camera to capture the animal in action. To his surprise, it was a big black bear. The bear has been a frequent visitor to his home. Mullenax says he may have to lay off setting out bird food for a while.


“From now on I am not going to put anymore bird feed out, until this kinda ends, maybe later on in the summer put a little bit out, but if this is what they are coming for, then I’ll take it away and it won’t happen,” said Owen Mullenax, owner of home that the bear has been frequenting. 


The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries has a list of suggestions to keep bears away including to get rid of bird feeders and to secure your garbage. 
 

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