VIDEO: The bear and the bird feeder

Image courtesy: Linda Marston via Report It

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – In recent weeks, 22News has been getting a lot of reports of bear sightings across western Massachusetts. Springfield, Holyoke, Agawam, and Hampden are among the several communities in which black bears have been sighted in residential or even commercial areas.

22News viewer Linda Marston of Amherst sent us this video of an adult black bear that paid a visit to her backyard, and tried to have a snack from a hanging bird feeder. According to Marston, the bear came-in for a visit around 6:30 Friday morning.

Play the video to see the bear make its approach, and attempt to get a hold of the feeder.

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