A few things to keep in mind in the Commonwealth involving Black Bears. Most bears keep to themselves, but some wander into residential areas due to the smell of food around homes. The most common food atrractants are birdfeeders, garbage, and pet food, however, outdoor grills, livestock food, compost, fruit trees, and beehives will attract bears. If you see a bear, keep a respectable distance. Bring pets inside to provide the bear a clear path to leave your property. Never run from a bear. For more information call Wildlife conflict Helpline at (855) 571-9003.