The Bears Are Waking Up

Real Estate Agent with SHAHAR Management

This week all over the tri-state area people have been seeing bears as it is the time for them to leave hibernation.  They are extremely hungry and cranky and they are headed for the available bird feeders and garbage. 

To be extra careful all garbage should be kept in garages and garbage sheds and all bird feeders should be empty at this time.  Without these temptations bears will not be attracted to your property. 

I have quite a few bird feeders myself and have kept them empty this week as the signs of bear mischief have been all around. 

Click here to see the bears at a birdfeeder not far from me, for some reason it is not letting me embed the video.

 bears are waking up!

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Comments (27)

John Fauth
Coldwell Banker King Thompson - Grove City, OH
Turning your dreams into an address!

I would never have thought about bird feeders needing to be empty. What about picinic baskets? LOL. Hava a great Easter.

Apr 19, 2014 04:12 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Debra,

great post. We've had bears in our neighborhood in the past.


Apr 19, 2014 12:52 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Debbie good advice.  I suppose I won't see one, no bird feeders or garbage cans outside :)

Apr 19, 2014 01:22 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

So far we do not have any bears. Do not mind as I do not like bears and even less since I saw the video on the woman attacked who needed all those stitches. That was horrible. You can still see the fear in her eyes as she recalls the attack.

Apr 19, 2014 02:01 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I know we have bears in our neighborhood, but haven't actually seen them for a few years - 2007 to be specific. It was late in a really dry summer. They came down to our neighbor's apple trees.

I had an Arab gelding who was terrified of them so every now and then we'd be going down the road and do a sudden about face if he caught a whiff.

Once it was a cub. I was trying to go home and the horse refused to go past a certain point. I kept saying yes and he kept saying no. Then suddenly a cub ran across the road in front of us and up the hill, where it sat down to watch us.

THEN the horse was willing to come home.

Apr 19, 2014 02:18 PM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Debra: Bears look very huggable and harmless. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving, right?

Apr 21, 2014 01:40 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Hi Debra-we're seeing on the news in some of our cities closer to the wooded areas have reported numerous bear encounters. 

Apr 21, 2014 05:50 AM
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

There needs to be a sign posted "No bears allowed". Problem is, it is hard to find an enforcer.

Apr 21, 2014 08:43 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Hi Debra, Wow that is incredible that you were able to capture this picture of this bear fresh out of hibernation. Stay safe for sure.

Apr 21, 2014 09:33 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Debra, I love your photo- I'm off to see the bear video after I leave this comment! Thanks


Apr 21, 2014 12:05 PM
Jeff Fisher
PureWest Real Estate - Whitefish, MT

Great to see nature in all its splendor! Hopefully these bears can live and exist around their human intruders. 

Apr 21, 2014 01:49 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon Debbie

Debbie my AR friend, the Bears have been waking up and moving about in these parts also.

Happiness sure is Homemade
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Apr 24, 2014 05:10 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Debbie, we have alot of wild life here too, and alot of Bears. Be safe, and remind those that may be new to your area to keep their distance for sure and not feed them. Be safe. Have a great weekend!

Apr 25, 2014 05:46 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I guess we are fortunate here not to have bears. They used to be quite a few before Napa Valley was settled. Now I believe there are none, at least know about. cheers cvc

Apr 27, 2014 04:31 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

John, Jean, Jennifer, Sarah, Mary, Jeff, Dale Thanks for stopping to read!

Curtis - We don't see them much but when they are around they can cause alot of trouble.

Tamra - It is great to see the wildlife as long as they keep their distance!

David - Yes definitely no one wants that job!

Adrian - They are still causing quite a stir even now.

Maria - Yes you definitely don't want to get near a bear!

Marte - They always say pay attention to your animal's instincts!

Jane - Yes it is terrible to see that video - goes to show how things can change in an instant.


May 01, 2014 12:03 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Debbie, glad I don't have to deal with bears.  We do have wild boar in the area, but I've been fortunate not to be confronted by one.  

May 01, 2014 02:07 AM
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

You are on fire lately.  Another great blog.  I love your articles.  Homes in Chandler


May 02, 2014 10:55 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

Had an almost close brush with bears while camping & hiking with Boy Scouts in New Mexico. One group didn't tie their food up high enuff and a bear got it. We all donated food to them. A few years ago, I saw photos of what a bear did to a sleeping camper near there. If I'd seen it BEFORE the trip....

May 02, 2014 01:22 PM
Tamir Ness
Ness Property Management Group - Brickell, FL
Love It, Breath It, Live It!

Google "bear attacks Lake Mary FL" and you'll be surprised how active the bear situation is in this upscale area of Central Florida.

May 04, 2014 03:43 PM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Liz - Thanks for your kind comment!

More interactions with bears than I realized out there - thanks for the comments!

Aug 22, 2014 06:37 AM