Bear Spotted in Midland Yard

A family in Midland experienced a close encounter of the wild kind Tuesday, May 17.

Aaron and Lou Ann Holland spotted a bear in their yard, close to their house, feeding from one of their bird feeders during the evening hours. The bear tore the feeder down before heading away from the property. The Hollands called 9-1-1, with Midland County Central Dispatch telling them a bear has been sighted in the area.

It’s recommended to take down bird feeders, don’t leave out pet food and keep trash inside until trash day, as these are all things that can attract wildlife like bears.