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May 18th, 2010 at 09:06 pm

We have a lot of critters in our yard. We live on 2 acres on a large creek. My husband built deer feeders and we keep them filled with corn. The squirrels love the corn, so does our local groundhog. This spring we have gotten wild turkey and a pair of mallard ducks that come at least once a day.
We usually sit outside in the evening and watch all of these critters with our two dogs, Holly and Molly.
Last night was a bit cool, so we sat inside. I am sure glad we did.

I looked out to see a bear at the feeder, eating away. He even laid down while he was eating.
When we got up this morning, we discovered he had come back and completely smashed up our bird feeders. These were the squirrel proof feeders that cost about $65 each.

I hope he does not decide to go and visit up every night! We will take in the new feeders and I guess we will have to skip the corn for a few nights. It is scary to think that I had a bear about10 feet away from my bedroom door last night. (door goes out onto the deck)

6 Responses to “Bear!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:


  2. Analise Says:

    I would love to have a house in a wooded setting where I could feed the wildlife (minus the bears!).

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Your story kind of reminds me of a story about my grandma. She used to live up in the mountains above Napa Valley in California. One morning she went out to put the garbage in the garbage cans, and there was a bear by them! She starts running *towards* the bear yelling and waving her arms wildly. The bear left quickly. My brother was standing watching all of this with his mouth hanging open. --As far as they know, the bear never came back.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    My goodness, I believe I would stop feeding any wildlife for a while.

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    Wow! That is scary! Did you get any pictures?

  6. Ima saver Says:

    No, no pictures. We did buy a camera yesterday in case he comes back. We have been feeding the deer for over a year now and I never realized bear like corn too. He got my neighbor's bird feeder too and smashed it. We did not put out any corn last night and we took inside the bird feeders!

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