Thank you to Al, Pat and Barbara for the reminder that bears do not
come around only at night. Knock on wood, I have not seen it since
Friday, and we haven't had any more damage. I walk my dog around the
yard several times a day (he has a leg injury), so that may have kept
the bear at bay during the day. I will certainly be more aware. Al,
sorry to hear about the mess he/she caused up at your house.
At 04:48 PM 7/18/2010, Al Merritt wrote:
>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.
>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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