As spring begins to inch into the Upper Peninsula, many woodland creatures are waking from their long winter slumber. And they are hungry and ready for a snack. Animals like black bears, raccoons skunks and others can often become a nuisance around the area for home owners, as they search for an easy meal, early in the year. Help prevent animals from rummaging through trash cans and protect your home from these noisy neighbors by doing a few simple things in preparation of spring. Take down bird feeders in the yard or make sure they are a minimum of 10 feet high and four feet from the nearest tree branch. Store trash cans and grills indoors, and bring any pet food inside. A few simple things that can help keep our forest friends happy and healthy, and you home free from a curious bear.
More Links to learn about protecting your home from animals this spring
National Wildlife Federation Hibernation Behaviors