Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bear

 A bear visited us early morning on June 19th.  He just wanted the suet out of the bird feeder...so he bent the pole and took the suet. 


This is a photo of a photo but you can see him/her sitting there happily munching away at our bird feeders.  He/she was at our place about 2:30 AM.

Earlier about 11:30 PM he/she visited my baby brothers bird feeders.  He got a much better photo than we did. 

Such is life in the Northwoods. 
Far Side


24 comments:

Sandi said...

Terrifying!

Ed said...

And I think sparrows and raccoons are pest! I'm glad we don't have bears to contend with!

Jenn Jilks said...

Nice bear!
We've had to put our feeders away. My composter as well!

Val Ewing said...

Rut Ro...

We only have a little bit of bird seed out in the day and none at night. But I don't live in your wild wild country where the bears roam quite a bit.
Our biggest problem can be squirrels and eventually perhaps racoon after the seed.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Oh wow! That must be frustrating with them ruining things too.

cityquilter grace said...

don't have to live in north woods to see bears...they have been seen here in urban areas as well...

Galla Creek said...

I’m ashamed to be gripping about a little squirrel.

Rita said...

Too close for comfort!

Betsy said...

I hope you're being careful in the daytime when you're four wheeling on Ranger Blue. We used to have black bear in the campground in Washington. Not often, but often enough that I gave up my nightly before bed walks with Chloe. I'm sorry about the damage to the bird feeders, but it's still fun to see them. We sometimes watch "The Pet Collective" on TV and see bears playing in peoples pools and lounging on their decks. They can be comical but also deadly.
Blessings,
Betsy

Maebeme said...

Yikes! Hopefully it finds another source of food soon.

Red said...

Bears are opportunists. If they roam around enough they will find enough to eat.

Sara said...

Fascinating to see them, but scary too. Guess a bear definitely beats out the deer, raccoons, and squirrels messing with our feeders.

Shirley said...

They sure are freeloaders!

Linda Reeder said...

While we have had a black bear here, just passing through, we don't have them LIVING here and raiding our bird feeders. Uffduh!

Terry and Linda said...

WOW!!!

Sandra said...

We don't have bears, but I don't live in the Northwoods. I live in the west metro! I have a raccoon living happily on my farm, eating cat food! We share their space!

Latane Barton said...

Wow! I hear so much more about bears invading people's property now. But, hey, it was the bear's property first.

Leah said...

Looks like a big boy! We had a big one over here back on May 25th.

aurora said...

They sure can be destructive.

At Home In New Zealand said...

I bet that bear is so happy that you put food out for birds - probably thinks you do it just for it! Stay safe :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I have never seen a bear and since we don't have bears in Australia I am unlikely to see one

Granny Marigold said...

I wonder if that bear will be coming around regularly now that it has found yummy stuff.

Shug said...

I know that this can be quite scary. I have wanted to see a bear for several years now. From a distance of course. We traveled to Alaska last year in hopes of seeing one, but we did not. It is way too hot for Bears in Texas. Something we just don't ever see.

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

I love bears but not in my yard! I would be afraid to go out! LOL! I know most are mild-mannered but there are a few who have attacked and harmed and you never know which one you might run into. The problem is usually people that feed them or leave garbage out from what I hear.