Did you know that Maine has the largest black bear population in the eastern United States? You might discover that fact the hard way with this dry summer we are having in New England. 

Wildlife officials are saying that the dry summer have forced the bears out of the woods and into backyards to search for food in birdfeeders, trash cans and backyard grills.

The bears might want to think twice about wandering too far, bear hunting season in Maine starts on August 29th.

Share any photos or video of bears in your backyard!