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Neighbour Finds ‘Lobster Trap’ Bird Feeder Stolen By Bears 149-Days Ago.

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You can see one bear getting ready to steal bird feeder.



That was May 11, 2020. 149-days ago. We searched for the bird feeder for days. It was a birthday present & had sentimental value.

Next door neighbor found it way at the bottom of their yard. Quite a long ways away. He/she carried it 400/500 yards. I am impressed.

It is NOT damaged. Not broken into or misshapen. It held suet. So they must have scooped it out.

We are HAPPY. If we can now find the other — $110 — one. SMILE.

 


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The Best Fed Squirrels In Town.

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I have no beef with my squirrels. Other than eating all of our bird feed (at least what is leftover from the bears), they have, SO FAR, done us no great harm in terms of property damage. My ardour for them could change, on a dime, if they did chew up one of the cars or came into the house. BUT, for now, all is cool. They just scamper about in the yard — annoying the dogs every once in awhile.

I feed them — in the hope that it would stop them from attacking the bird feeders. That doesn’t exactly work, but what the heck. It amuses I.

So, this was their treats today — corn cobs & a corn log.


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Today’s ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Buffet For My Squirrels.

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They are going through a LOT of corn. I put out two ears a day & they are gone.

Today I added some very ripe bananas & an apple. Somebody nibbled a bit off the apple BUT the bananas are untouched.


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VIDEO: 3 Bears Visit Our Yard, Last Night, To Steal Another Bird Feeder — This One A ‘Lobster Trap’.

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$70 ‘Lobster Trap‘ bird feeder, from Maine, they stole.

Haven’t found it yet, and we have looked.

lobster trap bird feeder


Last night, Saturday, May 9, 2020 — around 9:42pm. (I went out for my 1-mile nightly walk EXACTLY an hour later. No, I didn’t bump into them. But, now I know).

Mother (who steals the feeder) & two cubs. Big, though. Don’t think they are this years. Seems too big. Funny, the 1st cub sniffs at it BUT leaves it to the mother.

Lucky we caught it on our security cameras. Couldn’t miss. It was 6′ from the front door. You can see the steps to the front door. So, we had good camera coverage. Easy enough to locate. Just FF till we saw the pole bent — then go back from there.

This is what the pole looked like this morning.


They were after the SUET that was in the feeder. BUT, here is the funny thing, there was another suet feeder, just on the other side. That would have been easier to get!


We lost an EXPENSIVE, $135 dollar ROTATING ‘Yankee Flipper’ feeder about a month ago.


I suspected a bear. This feeder was in the middle of the yard & the cameras didn’t cover that area. So, we couldn’t be sure.

There were 4 other bird feeders & 2 squirrel feeders in the yard. All LOADED. They ignored them!

So, in each case they just stole the MOST EXPENSIVE feeder!

That seems weird. My latest $40 feeder. They ignored it. I brought it in tonight.


While we are bummed about the feeders, the bears do not bother I.

I like bears. Never been TOO close to one, but I have no quarrels or fear of them.

I am happy that they got something to eat. SMILE.


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An ‘All-You-Can-Eat’, Corn Buffet For Squirrels — Compliments Of You Know Who.

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My latest squirrel feeder. It ROTATES.

Put it up yesterday. Haven’t seen any squirrels partaking as yet. I hope to see some soon.

As I have said before, I don’t mind feeding the little beggars. They amuse I.


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An Improved Squirrel Feeder — If You Can’t Beat Them, Just Feed Them (At Least With Squirrels).

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We have a number of large bird feeders & we try to have them filled year round.

We also have a lot squirrels — most likely because we have so many bird feeders.

For Christmas 2019 I got us, as a family, this $135 ‘Yankee Flipper‘ squirrel buster, bird feeder.

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Yes, it works!

Yes, it is FUN to see it foiling squirrels. They, however, learn quickly. No, not how to beat it, but to avoid it. They had worked out that if they can shake it enough, from the top, plenty of seed fell out, onto the ground, for them to feast on.

Well, a couple of weeks ago this $135 feeder went MISSING! Wife suspects bears & racoons. I suspect our reprobate — and very cheap — neighbours!

I was going to get another one & might still do.

In the interim we are experimenting with slightly less expensive — i.e., $40 — feeders.

But, I decided that we should get SOME squirrel feeders too! I ordered two. The above was the first to arrive.

I knew that I had to modify it. Squirrels love to eat corn. I got some CORN LOGS. Each log is SUPPOSED to be equivalent to 10 – 12 ears of corn. IF so, it is economical. Will have to see.

Well, it was easy enough to add a ‘spike’ to mount corn on the house. We are going to put popcorn in it. Yesterday, I started with bread. Bread is all gone.

I have some of the spike sticking out & bent to prevent them from running away with the log. I might have to modify that. I do NOT want to hurt the buggers. I actually kind of like squirrels. They are cute enough. SMILE.


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