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We have squirrels who were partaking in our feeders. I went out and told them (rather firmly) that they could eat the stuff that falls on the ground but they were breaking the feeders at an alarming rate. I had to remind them of our previous discussion once and they seem to have gotten on with the program. Maybe your Bear (the one outside) needs a firm warning. Perhaps from a distance?

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Eleanor said the most profound things.

We have racoon trouble at our bird feeders - understand the temptation. In WV we had some quite large black bears on our hillside farm, and although they often tried to get in the barns, they were stymied there, but they did succeed in getting in our locked and bungeed garbage bins. Clever bears.

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Wise words from the wisest of women.

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

Indeed, and they’re just as destructive to the fabric of our lives…

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

Genuinely, the most pensive bear.

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

True words. We can learn to live peacefully with one another (including the bears). We all share the same home.

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

My sister is leaving on a much anticipated BC hiking/camping trip today. One of the necessary purchases is a food safe. The strap to hoist it out of reach is an add-on. Bears, bears!

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

Oh Clara,

We have recently been told to bring our compost, recycling and garbage bins inside to make sure that bears don’t get into them. No bear activity around my home but we are careful. Poor Bedside Bear! He does look perplexed.

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

We have A couple of squirrels that would gobble up A bird feeder in A manner of minutes! Timeless quote❤️

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We had a couple of bee hives till the bears found them and devastated them. Only high electric fences keeps them at bay. So now I am fearful of any feeder, which I miss!

Bears and deer and beasties that dig in the night, my garden is a mess!

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

If only more Americans could hear Eleanor Roosevelt’s words and would take them to heart. I’m pretty much done with lies…

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Absolutely!

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Lies have become as prevalent as microplastics and forever chemicals

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

Bedside bear is such a sweet soul.

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

When I was a kid, we had a bird feeder that was on a metal pole in the ground for many years. Then some bears came into the area and flattened that metal pole flush to the ground, twice. No more bird feeders after that...

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Booooo

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

In my community , it’s the squirrels who pilfer the bird feeders. But in broad daylight .

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Scoundrels!

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

Love Eleanor!

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May 22Liked by Clara Parkes

We have far too many bear here. The bird feeder line goes out on the 15th of November (we have about 15 feeders on it) and it comes in on or before April 1st. I’ve been planting our property with native plants for the birds, bees, butterflies and moths. It’s been fun seeing all the activity from them in the milder months. Still plenty of 🐻 around, just not so close to the house. Also, Eleanor is underrated.

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