Last week I asked readers to limber up their typing fingers and send along some great fish tales. At stake: A copy of John Ford’s second book, “This Cider Still Tastes Funny,” which I’ll send to a random lucky participant.Well, this morning I received an email that doesn’t really fit the criteria, but is noteworthy nonetheless. Here’s what reader Tim Schuck had to say:
“I don’t have a fish story, but I do have a bunch of cool photos of this young bruin, who, it seems, has recently been booted out of the house!” Schuck wrote. “He’s been raiding my bird feeder in Glenburn the past few days, and in broad daylight.“He comes at night, too. I have him on my trail cam, but these photos are from my kitchen window Tuesday evening,” he wrote. “We watched him devour the birdseed, lie on his back and scratch his belly, and wrestle with the birdhouse for 25 minutes. I’ve since scared him off and haven’t seen him since, but it was quite cool sharing his space for awhile.”
Thanks for the great photos, Tim. Keep us posted (with plenty more photos) if he returns.
And now a quick warning: The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says the best way to avoid unwanted interaction with bears is to remove all food sources from your property. That includes bird feeders.