Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Mountain Visitor

When we went to the mountains two weeks ago, my husband set up his stealth camera in the woods near a feeder that automatically dispenses corn twice a day. We are used to seeing lots of pictures like these from last year:

But when we checked the memory card on Saturday, we were surprised to see this fellow waiting for his five o'clock feeding!

Here he is again the next day, about an hour after the feeder went off, asking, "Please, sir, may I have some more?"

And again the next morning, getting a little more demanding:

In fact, this cousin of Yogi Bear apparently has decided that all the deer feeders are his version of picnic hampers, and he visited all the ones that the men have set out on the mountain. He tore down the tree that my son's feeder was on, and left this nice claw mark.

I'm not sure how happy I am about sharing our mountain with a bear. We have never seen evidence of them there before. I guess times are changing!


Vicki W said...

Oh wow, that is pretty cool!

Anonymous said...

I'm cracking up....waiting for his feeding...too funny.

Jocelyn said...

whewww, I think I would be a little nervous about this bear expecting to be fed. Hope it isn't too close to your house.

Michelle said...

those are amazing pics! He doesn't look like he wants to share...