Meredith Sinclair said:
Woah! Where do you live? It is sad about your feeders. I can not imagine having an animal that big in my YARD! OMG! I sit outside in the morning to drink my coffee.... I would FREAK!
We live in Connecticut, we're in the suburbs, but not too far in the sticks, LOL! Burlington is one of the towns with the highest number of bear sightings in our little state. It keeps life interesting, LOL! I think we've lost 5 feeders in 15 years, not too bad, but they've all been in the last 4 years or so. I hate to take them down as we love to watch the birds; without the feeders out, they keep to the trees.
I do love to see the wildlife, the bear sightings are exciting, but I just wish they'd leave the feeders intact! It's getting expensive. You never know what you're going to see, bobcat have become regular visitors as well. I swear I saw a mountain lion a few years ago, though they keep claiming there haven't been any in the state for 30 years or so. Coyote and deer are always around. No moose yet, though.