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Re: Mystery

Around here that would have been a bear. One of my friends likes to tell about sitting on his deck at the top of a long flight of stairs, reading the paper. He looked up and saw a bear examining the hummingbird feeder next to him, and froze, of course. Bear paid him no attention at all.

Do you have any in the neighborhood? I make plenty of noise when I go out with my dog late at night; I wouldn't want to startle any bears, and there are a number of them here. They have taken my suet feeder and my trashcan, and regularly raid my friends' feeders.

Maria in NE PA

This morning when I put out the suet cake and tube feeder for the
birds (we have to take them in at night because the raccoon steals
them if we don't) I noticed the hummingbird feeder and reminded
myself that it was the day to change the sugar-water.  I came in and
immediately prepared the mixture, which needs to be brought to a
boil and then cooled.  I worked outside for about an hour - until the
sweat began to drip off my nose, which is to me a sign that it's time
to go in.  While I was cooling down before my shower, I thought the
hummingbird sugar-water was cool enough to put in the feeder.  But
when I went out to get it, it had disappeared!  I have looked all over
the area and can't find it anywhere.  And this wasn't a raccoon at
night - I was working in the yard most of the time and would surely
have seen or heard it if one had been so bold.  What has happened
to my hummingbird feeder?  This one really stumps me.

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