The only thing Black Bears have on their mind is food.Normally if you see a Black Bear in the wild they will usually run by the time you get a glimpse of them. If a Black Bear stands on its hind legs do not be alarmed this is not an act of aggression.The bear is only trying to get a better smell of you. Black Bears have color vision and good eyesight. Black Bears rely on there sense of smell to find there food.
If a Black Bear is clacking its teeth together and or pawing at the ground this means you are too close back away slowly do not run, talk softly and do not ever look a Black Bear in the Eyes.
If the bear is following you and not clacking its teeth or pawing at the ground, make sure you do not have any food on you.If you do have food or any type of drink drop it and walk away, and talk softly, DO NOT RUN FROM THE BLACK BEAR. Try to walk to the right or left side as some times the Black Bear is only trying to get past you. If the Black Bear still follows you try to get on a rock or stump to appear bigger than the Black Bear wave your hands in the air and make loud noises, yell and clap your hands at the Black Bear but never run from the Black Bear and never look the Black Bear in the eyes. Sometimes Black Bears can not smell you because of wind direction and want to get a closer look at you to see what you are.
If you have problems with Black Bears coming in your yard... Remember Black Bears love food so if you have any food source in your yard get rid of it....Garbage,Dog Food, Bird Feeders. The Bear will stick around only if he has access to food once the food source is gone the bear will leave.Please Do Not Feed Black Bears....Its Not Cute Or Fun.. Just Remember This... A Fed Black Bear Is A Dead Black Bear... Once you feed them they loose there fear of humans and become a problem and are usually destroyed because of this.If you come across cubs leave them alone the mother is close by and very protective of her baby's. If you have bear issues, or know a cub is orphaned please call DSWN at
Emergency Call 218-256-3832