Are there Bears in them there woods?

by beth on December 29, 2014

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Above: Was this bird feeder brought down to the ground by a bear (photo contributed)

A reader alerted me to the possibility of a bear lurking about Southborough. It wouldn’t be the first time we had a bear roam through.

The message explained:

A neighbor saw the bear about a month ago on our street, and it just so happened that the next day, my bird feeder was bent and my feeder on the ground.

I waited about two weeks, put it back together, started to feed the birds again without incident..until this morning…[see photo above]

As I have posted in the past, outdoor food sources can attract bears to your yard. So you may want to reconsider the bird feeders.

Have you sighted a bear in town or seen signs of one in your yard? Post a comment below.

Feeling nostalgic? Here are some posts on past bear sightings in Southborough from 2011:

1 Anita Reeder December 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

So, in what area of town was this feeder located?!? Just curious :-)

2 beth December 30, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Granuaile Road

3 Anita Reeder December 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Thanks, Beth!

4 Kathy December 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

What part of town was this bear spotted in?

5 Andrew Ferencz December 30, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Big bear?

6 Ned December 31, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Huge bear.

7 beth December 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Have you seen it? And if so, when & where?

8 Dee January 1, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Don’t Bears hibernate this time of year?

9 Anita Reeder January 6, 2015 at 8:33 AM

Only when their food source becomes limited and it gets cold. It has been so warm this fall and early winter, it may have waited…

10 Larry January 1, 2015 at 10:52 PM

We also had a visitor Tuesday night some time between 8:30 and 9:30 PM and our bird feeder looks worse than that. We are on Main Street, not too far from Granuaile Road. It could be the same bear, however we did not actually see him.

11 Art Fay January 2, 2015 at 11:21 AM

What kind of bear is best?

12 Mark Ford January 4, 2015 at 9:57 PM

That’s a ridiculous post.

13 MW January 5, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Waschbär, in these parts.

14 Al Hamilton January 5, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Pooh? Paddington?

15 Mark Ford January 5, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Art refs an Office episode, methinks. ;-)

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