January 20, 2021
I thought I had shared with you, late last spring sometime, that we had a bear visitor come through. I found bear scat and one of my bird feeders was missing. I can’t find the post…so maybe I didn’t? This happened last May (2020).
I looked everywhere for the bird feeder, but couldn’t find it. I just figured that the bear dragged it off somewhere, and with everything green and in full bloom, I new it would be nearly impossible to find. Unless I walked right up on it! Even if it was bright yellow! . . . maybe in the fall or winter I would find it. Not like it was absolutely necessary to find it, just to see what kind of damage was done…
While I was walking around my property yesterday, I found it! It was on the lower end of the property, near the base of a tree…
Not sure if those are teeth or claw marks… but my guess would be claw.
Not sure what I’ll do with it, as I doubt it will hold bird seed. Any ideas?
The bear that came through was more than likely a young one, probably just been kicked out of the den. They usually leave their mothers around a year old or so. I’ve only seen bear on my property one other time, about 5 years ago or so. It was at night, and about the same time of the year.
We do have black bears around here, obviously, but they usually stay on the mountain (Gambril State Park/Watershed area or further west) or out towards Jefferson farm country/Mountville area. More farmland out that way, not as populated. I’m far enough away from the city that they come through every once in a while, but don’t stick around because there’s really no water source. Nothing close enough that would keep them in the immediate area.
hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!