The Village of New Maryland is reminding residents to please be diligent and take every precaution necessary to deter bears from coming onto your property. There has already been one bear sighting this year in the Baldwin Street area of Applewood Acres and more sightings may also take place in other areas of the Village as well.
Bears are attracted to homes, cottages and businesses mainly by garbage and bird feeders. Pet food, charcoal grills, fruit trees and gardens also attract them. Once a bear finds food around your home, it will likely return.
To minimize bear problems on your property:
The Dept. of Natural Resources website has more information and tips to avoid encounters or problems with black bears: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/nr-rn/pdf/en/Wildlife/BewareBlackBears.pdf
To report a bear sighting or to obtain an update regarding bear sightings in the area, please contact the Dept. of Natural Resources at 453-2345.