Now that Spring has arrived, officials are urging people to be more aware of their surroundings. Reports of bear sightings have been on the increase.

A recent article from WMUR says it might be a good time to take down bird feeders, since bear activity has been on the rise.

Just yesterday, 7 News in Boston reported the story of a Chelmsford family that said a bear killed many of the family chickens.

Consider this your annual Public Service Announcement to be aware of bears, now that they are waking up for their long winter's nap!