Thursday, May 24, 2012

Back Home

Home again. It is always a good feeling after being gone so long to be back in the woods again. I was gone for 3 weeks and Lee was gone for one week. During the last week when we were both gone a bear took advantage and decided to climb the fence I have between the house and garage for the dogs.
 Lee had placed her hummingbird feeders inside the fenced in area and it proved too much of a temptation. The fence came down easily along with the board that held it to the house. The weight of a bear is no match for this kind of fence. The welds on the wire are broken as well so it looks like I will need a new section of fence to fix the damage. When the dogs are home the bear won't gain access so easily. They bark and I can scare the bears away. This is the first time they have really made a mess of things and I am guessing cause we weren't around to make it harder for them.
Deb at Slate Run Store said, the bears have been causing a few more problems than usual. Seems like a high birth rate might be at the bottom of the bear problem. Feeding the bears contributes to this as well as the mild winter we had. If you value your camp it is best not to feed the bears as they can be very destructive looking for more food or marking your camp as their own. Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back! I hope to get up to my camp 414 sometime in June. Glenn