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Wis. DNR warns homeowners that bears are waking up


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State wildlife officials are reminding homeowners that Wisconsin's bears are waking up -- and they're hungry.

The Department of Natural Resources says feeding bears is illegal but warns the animals will make for bird feeders, grills and garbage cans in search of food.  The agency says people should take down their bird feeders, even during the day and rinse food cans before putting them in the garbage to reduce odors.  Garbage cans should be kept in closed buildings, if possible, grills should be kept clean and pet food should be kept inside.

If you spot a bear near your home, wave your arms and make noise to scare it away.  If you come across a bear in the woods, back away slowly.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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