A Southborough resident turned amateur detective to find out who was vandalizing his bird feeder. As you can tell by now, it wasn’t a pesky racoon or neighborhood punk.
Paul D’Amico shared:
My backyard bird feeder kept getting knocked down at night. I put out a camera with a motion detector to find out what was doing this and was shocked the next morning to see a large bear. [Here is] the 20 second video clip which was taken on May 3rd, at 11:00PM. I also attached a photo of the metal pole the feeder was on that the bear snapped in half. [Click thumbnail to enlarge]
D’Amico may not have known that bears wander through town, but I’m sure some of you remember it’s not the first time.
So I guess it’s time for the annual reminder – outdoor food sources like bird feeders do attract bears. And they don’t just visit at night. So you may want to reconsider them.
(Of course I know that many of you bird lovers won’t. But I have to say it.)