Thursday, May 13, 2010
In flagrante delicto
Steve Martinez's cabin has been terrorized these past few nights by a large creature that trashed the bird feeders and bent the cast iron shepherd's hooks into bows. Last year the culprit was a large doe that eventually learned to dip the feeders gently and tongue the seed out of them. But this time the feeders were broken into pieces and scattered about the yard.
The game camera is a cheap one with a wimpy electronic flash, and the target was dark as night, but it's clear that that's a good-sized black bear (the squirrel baffle is about 4 feet off the ground). Click on the photo for a slightly better view.
And so Sheriff Martinez has issued a countywide BOLO for a bear about yea high, dressed as a ninja and with birdseed on its shirt front.
And he'll bring the feeders indoors for the next couple of weeks, or until the perp is apprehended.