Black bear spotted in Groton yard

A family in Groton caught a close encounter with a black bear on camera.

James and Claudia Desrosiers saw the bear wander into their backyard and help itself to their bird feeder.

Eventually the bear left by climbing over a chain link fence.

Experts are warning that bears are waking up from hibernation and they are hungry. They advise bringing your bird feeders, and especially your pets, in at night.