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Al Merritt <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:48:08 -0400
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We too had a bear visit our yard, probably the same one that the
Miner's had since we live only a quarter mile away. On Saturday we had
hibernated from the burning heat of the afternoon sun and pulled down
all the shades to help keep out old sol. When we raised them as the
cooler shade of the trees moved in, we found all of the feeders on the
ground and empty. One suet feeder was missing and the other one was
bent and broken. I have the feeders suspended from a wire that is 8
feet above the ground so this is no small creature to be able to reach
up at least 6 feet.  So, beware, Pat is right, bears do strike during
the daylight hours.

Al Merritt

West Brattleboro

On 7/17/10, Barbara Powers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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!!
> Barbara Powers
> Manchester Center
>> Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 22:59:29 -0400
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [VTBIRD] West Brattleboro Bear Alert
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> 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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