Seeing a bear in the Adirondack or Catskill Mountains is nothing new. Seeing one in your backyard is a different story. A large black bear has been visiting a home in Herkimer, New York, looking for food.
Never feed bears. We hear it all the time, especially if we're heading to the mountains. But don't tell that to Jim Kowalczik who runs the Orphaned Wildlife Center with his wife Susan. He feeds his pet bears all the time. He even fed them cake on their birthday.