[CT Birds] Bird feeder pole and feeder - Bear? Washington, CT

Paul Koker pkoker2011 at charter.net
Wed Mar 13 10:22:30 EDT 2013

Good advice, John.  And while bears seem to be most active at night, they
are not averse to daytime foraging.  I have had them wander through my yard
in the middle of the afternoon.

New Milford

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From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of John
D Babington
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:39 AM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Bird feeder pole and feeder - Bear? Washington, CT

Got up this AM (Wed, 13 Mar 2013) and noted that the bird feeder was on the
ground and the top of the metal pole for the bird feeder bent. By the feeder
on the ground was a raccoon. While I suppose the raccoon could have bent the
pole and taken down the feeder I am thinking it was more likely a bear that
bent the pole and brought down the feeder. With the mild weather we have had
I suspect bears are now up and about. Be careful with your bird feeders at
night people.

David W Babington
Washington, CT
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