May 5th, 2005 | Uncategorized

bear damage
Originally uploaded by Alison Bechdel.

Bears tore down my birdfeeding setup last night. Can you see how they bent that cast-iron pipe? Man! The feeder itself is lying strewn across the lawn in many pieces. I know this has nothing to do with Dykes To Watch Out For, but I felt compelled to share it with you.

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7 Responses to “Bearish”

  1. Whoa, that’s intense! My beloved has an old goat who survived a serious bear attack. They kept a radio blasting all night into the woods behind the barn for months.

  2. mapmaker888 says:

    Makes me sad actually — my girlfriend and I just had to sell our place in VT so we could actually have a job together in academe in PA. Now we live in Philadelphia far, far from the deep woods. But bears used to shit regularly in our driveway. Ah . . . memories . . . misty water colored memories of the way we were!

  3. asrai says:

    i can’t believe you have bears there!!! are you going to try valiantly to fix the birdfeeder or give up in despair?

  4. Anne says:

    The bears are just waking up in Steamboat Springs. I secretly want to rub bacon grease all over the back deck, because I love to see them, but my 12 year old daughter sleeps in that room, and of course I have to set a good example…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bears?! Jeez, that’s at least one good thing about living in Cleveland. I only have to worry about skunks spraying my chihuahua on morning walks.

  6. denise says:

    good lord; bears???!! who knew they ate birdseed (as i’m assuming the birds were all abed for the night).

  7. LisaVT says:

    Bears in Barre Town Vermont! We got em too! I HAD a very expensive metal “squirrel proof” bird feeder. The bear ate it last weekend. Wonder if they make “bear proof” bird feeders?