We, too, have been feeding the birds during the day and bringing the feeders in at night. At 8:30 am yesterday the bear-quite sizable-was just beginning to grab the feeder. We yelled and eventually off it went. So be aware the bears can arrive at any time!!
> Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 22:59:29 -0400
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] West Brattleboro Bear Alert
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> Last night, three of our feeders were ruined, poles were bent, and we
> apparently provided a nice meal for the local bear.
> Not wanting a repeat, I went out tonight about 8:30 to bring in the
> surviving feeders and who should I spot watching me intently?! Yes, our
> nocturnal visitor. I have never seen a bear in the wild, and it was pretty
> exciting. He seemed to be at a safe distance behind a tree, so I continued
> the task at hand.
> After watching me intently as I removed the feeders, he ambled into the
> woods behind the house. So, beware all in the West Brattleboro area of
> Greenleaf St, Country Hill and Green Meadow, keep your eyes open and
> feeders in at night!
> Laurie Miner
> West Brattleboro
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