CHELSMFORD, MA, (WBZ-AM) -- Hibernation time is over, and the bears are waking up across New England, and some residents in Chelmsford have a few close encounters.
It's been a wild kingdom in a section of town lately thanks to the somewhat unsettling visit of a black bear, who is making the trip from hibernation into backyards.
Chris Perkins who spoke with WBZ-TV the bear knocked over his chain link fence.
Wildlife experts say with springtime upon us, you don't want to leave food outside and that can include bird feeders.
Lou Distasi of Chelmsford got video of the huge bear tromping through his yard almost every night over the past week and says it's pretty big
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens reports.