Exactly what NOT to do if you a find bear in your yard

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GOFFSTOWN, NH - Here’s exactly what NOT to do if you find a bear in your yard, even if it is stealing your stuff.

A black bear was caught red-handed trying to take a bird feeder in New Hampshire.

Jason Alexander shot this video of the bear running off with the feeder as it tried to eat the seeds inside.

After a mild scolding, the bear dropped the feeder.

Alexander says the bear stood motionless for a while but eventually snacked on some seeds in the driveway.

Wildlife officials say the lack of rain in New Hampshire has led to a poor berry crop.

That means many hungry bears are turning to bird feeders and trash cans for food.

Even more of a reason NOT to approach the hungry bear.

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