'Peaceful' Bear Relaxes in Maryland Backyard

A bear was spotted lounging and snacking in a backyard in Silver Spring, Maryland, on May 24.

Carol Sue Lessans recorded this video and told Storyful she found it “peaceful.”

Lessans said, “The video has triggered my curiosity about bears and highlighted the do’s and don’ts about the feeding of animals and birds.” According to wildlife officials, bird feeders are involved in 80 percent of bear problems around homes.

The footage shows the bear running around before lying in the grass and eating birdseed out of a tipped feeder. Credit: Carol Sue Lessans via Storyful

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