|Preschool feeder pole flattened|
About 10 feet down the sidewalk is our back staircase. We store the bird seed under the stairs in custom designed garbage cans with locking tops. Something had chewed on the large stair beam.
|Chewing on the stairs post.|
|New bear entrance.|
The most impressive thing was still under the stairs. The bear had opened the top of the trash can like it was made of paper.
|Nothing here to stop a bear.|
Tuesday night we set out a motion activated camera and sure enough the bear came back. This adult bear likely weighs 300 pounds.
|The bear came back for more Tuesday night.|
|You can see the bear behind the lattice work.|
We completely removed all seed from the area as we didn't want to habituate the bear to coming to the nature center for food. We set up the motion activated camera again on Wednesday night and set it to video. Here's what we captured. Be sure to make the video full screen as it is nighttime and a little dark.
Hopefully with no more food around he will stop coming. They sure are impressive animals.