Thursday, March 9, 2017

Blasted Bear!

I really like bears. They are such a beautiful animal. I also respect them as they are incredibly powerful. You can't believe what one did to our neighbors trash enclosure. It was completely ripped apart.We have a six foot wire deer fence around our backyard to keep the deer out from eating our plants. Now at one place it is only about three feet high. A bear just crushed it down to climb over. What could it possibly want that it would do that? I haven't had any bear problems since last fall but last night I left my bird feeder hanging up with about a cup worths of bird food in it! The bear came over the fence (Sort OF) and then knocked down the bird feeder and hauled it away. I found it crushed and torn apart down in our garden. Luckily it wasn't one of my nice bird feeders but one that I had made out of a recycled plastic almond milk container. For the bears safety and ours it looks like I will have to start bringing in the bird feeders in again at night.Below is an image of the crushed feeder and an image of the likely suspect from our trail cam. God's love and blessings to all, chris

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  1. That's a nice size bird seed eating bear! Maybe an electric fence might help. 😊

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    1. It is indeed a good sized bear, Brian. Some bear pads will do the trick if it gets to be too much of a problem.

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  2. Pardon my facetiousness, but I think you'll have to grin and "bear" it. Such a different subject matter.

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    1. Thank you brucejamieson42. You gave me my first good laugh of the day!

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