South Bruce OPP is reminding residents to take simple precautions this spring to prevent attracting black bears as they come out of hibernation.
The hungry bears will be seeking sources of food that can include garbage or bird feed.
On Monday police received info of a bear sighting in Kincardine.
The potential for human-bear conflict increases when there is little natural food available for bears.
They say to store garbage in containers with tight fitting lids, put it out only the morning of its pickup, put away bird feeders, clean outdoor bbq’s after each use, and keep dogs on leashes as they sometimes follow off-leash dogs back to homes.
Police say to only call 911 if a bear is posing an immediate threat to public safety or exhibiting threatening or aggressive behaviour.