Adventures in bird feeding

img_9818This is what happened to our bird feeder pole on one recent night. YIKES!!!! Whatever the animal was, it bent a sturdy metal pole in a very unequivocal way. Could it have been a black bear? We may never know.

Whatever it was, it also destroyed my  expensive, metal “squirrel-proof” feeder, which I found in pieces on the ground.

img_9822And of course, the suet feeder was trashed, too.

img_9820So now, I have to take all the feeders in at night – the ones that are still usable. We may spring for a wildlife camera just to see what the heck is so strong that it can do that to a feeder pole. If we do, I’ll be sure to post photos.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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6 Responses to Adventures in bird feeding

  1. lesleymclaughlin says:

    I’d go along with that – bear does seem to fit the damage. No alert from pooch?


    • dirtynailz says:

      Nothing. I did hear some noise coming from the deck, but I was too sleepy to get up. Also, we haven’t lived in this house for very long, so we’re not used to all its sounds yet. (and that includes the dog,” I guess)


  2. CJ Wright says:

    Wow! I hope you find out and get some pics, too.


    • dirtynailz says:

      It was certainly a scene if destruction. And now I have to take the feeders in every evening and put them back out in the morning, which is a pain.


      • CJ Wright says:

        That critter will probably come back looking for the same goodies. You could lure them and see if you can video them. I’m soooo curious as to how that happened and to see their shenanigans. MAJOR pain about having to bring in the feeders. 😦


  3. dirtynailz says:

    We are shopping for wildlife cameras even as I write!!!!!


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