Very sad news today,  a black bear came into our yard and proceeded to destroy the bird feeders.  Not content with the seed, he went for the occupied birdhouse that was hanging from a tree.  He pulled it down, made off with it and then ripped it apart eating the occupants.  So very sad.

I know this is nature, but damn, he had his fill of seed, gosh darn it.  Now what can we do?

No more seed out for awhile in the hopes he'll not return.

So very sad.  Any suggestions as to how we can deter his return and protect our remaining birdhouses and occupants?

Will research and report back soon.



01/30/2017 10:18pm

"It's like people have evolved to not have arms!" That was my mom's opinion after our trip through a big box baby store at the beginning of my first pregnancy. We both couldn't believe all of the contraptions invented to hold babies when the best baby holding gadget are our own two arms.

03/04/2017 11:55am

This is a very sad news. You got to face it because they really act that way. That's the predator and prey relationship in action and you just saw it. It may be sad but that's what happens in the wild. Maybe you could work on some higher fences so that the bear could not get to on your yard.


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    Jacqueline Totten is a bird lover whose backyard is a true haven for many different wild birds, squirrels, deer, rabbits, fox and an occasional bear.  She keeps the local Feed & Grain in business during the winter months with the amount of bird seed purchased.


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