It’s that time of year again when black bears are out scavenging for food. This one was found at the Brent and Sue Thill residence Monday morning after being scared up the tree by a barking dog. According to the TLPD the bear came down out of the tree 10 minutes after everyone left. He was then directed out of town. According to DNR specialists they’re out actively searching, opportunistically searching for food sources. At this time there’s not a lot of food sources available until that green up occurs. When they can’t find their natural food sources easily, they’ll search those left by humans. That can mean garbage cans, bird feeders, or even leftover on the grill or picnic table.