Maryland Natural Resources Police were patrolling in Baltimore County over the weekend when they came across a black bear.
Police tweeted they responded to a call about the bear from picnickers.
Officers on patrol in Baltimore County discovered a friend... pic.twitter.com/YYcdbmHiib
— MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) July 3, 2016
Black bears are common this time of year. Bear sightings have been reported in Baltimore, Howard and Cecil counties, as well as at the University of Maryland College Park.
DNR officials recommend putting bird feeders away from April through November, when birds have plenty of wild food sources.
Residents should also remember to keep their trash cans clean and store cooking grills inside.
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