Huntsville OPP says they have received numerous reports about bears in town.

Police are reminding residents to take extra care by not attracting bears to their neighborhoods.

This can be done safely by storing garbage until pick-up day, removing all bird feeders, clean barbecues and do not leave coolers out.

Parks Canada says bears are currently experiencing a shortage of food sources, which may cause them to enter your backyard.

Police say they will respond to emergency calls about wild animals only if there is an immediate threat to public safety.