Earlier this month Rob and Debra Graham received a night-time visitor to their home on Gorton Lake.
A bear - the biggest one Rob said he has seen in that area - raided their bird feeders in their backyard. The bear also climbed on their porch and tried the door.
Rob said it was exciting as they could hear it knocking things around. The Grahams were unable to get any photos since it was dark.
In June bear prints were seen on some of the state trails in the Town of Brookfield.
The DEC advises make noise when walking in the woods and stay calm if you see one. Don’t approach it or run away, but leave slowly and quietly.