Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Mystery to Solve....

Chica keeping watch in front.

We are all on introoder later cuz there have been some funny things going on outside our house.

While Sweetpea keeps an eye out back.

One morning last week Mom noticed the bird feeder was missing from the branch on the tree in front. She went out and the hook it hung from was pulled down straight.  She looked all over the yard and did not see the bird feeder so she headed up into the woods behind us.  Not expecting to really find anything, she noticed something shiny under a tree a ways off the path - it was the bird feeder - empty but still OK.

The woods behind our house.






The feeder!!!!

She took it back to the house to clean it up and refill it, noticing teeth marks on either side of the plastic - one BIG hole and an indentation on the other side.........what do you think it was?

Sorry about the fuzzies - Mom was so shook up!

A black bear!  Mom never saw it but has had them visit before and this is what they do - either bend the feeder pole down to get the feeder or pull straight down to get it and then take it with them when they leave. The teeth hole was the final clue!  No more feeders left out at night from now on!!!

UPDATE - we still have some sick kitties that could use purrs.  Yoko had a really rough week last week and we thought we were going to lose her but she is doing much better on different antibiotics.  Snowball is better but Only has a UTI!  We wonder if it is the litter, water, food or something causing everyone to have this!!!

29 comments:

Brian said...

We sure are sending lots of purrs to your sweet ones and will keep them coming. Oh that is a beary scary introoder!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending lots of purrs your way, especially to Yoko! I knew it was a bear that had gotten that bird feeder right away... don't ask me how I knew this, being a city-dwelling, indoor-only kitty! But I did.

Meg & Quill said...

Hope everycat feels better! Purrrr

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are purring hard for the kitties--and that is some major intruder you had.

The Island Cats said...

OMC! A bear???? And we thought we had problems with vishus deers!

We're purring for everybuddy who needs them!!

Cat said...

Sending our strongest healing purrs to your gang :-) Holy cow a bear...I'd freak out!!!

Shawn said...

We have those scary introoders butt they only poop in our yard!! MOL, yeppers they leave us a present a couple tines a week!!

We wil continue to keep our paws crossed and send healing light your way.

Chloe, Cecil and Winston

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Bears! Yikes! We have lots of critters here at the Swamp but nothing as big and a'skeery as a bear!

Sending lots of purrs for the sick furbabies.

Marg said...

That is so scary about the bear. We sure are sending purrs to all those sick kitties. Sure hope they get better really quick. So glad that Yoko is doing better. Take care.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Absolutely we're purring for everyone who needs it!

Wonder if there IS a common denominator; you never know.

Be safe re: that black bear!!!

chancythegardner said...

We are sorry about the birdfeeder and the introoder. You all are doing a good job watching out for that bear and any other introoders. We are sending up prayers for all the sick kitties to get well real, real soon. Hugs and nose kisses

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope every cat is feeling better very soon. Having a big bear in your garden in furry scary.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Oh my goodness a bear!!??? That is soooo scary!!!

We are sending our prayers and purrs that everyone is feeling better, I never heard of water causing an illness unless you are getting it from an unusual place xoxoxo

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Oh a bear sounds very scary we haven't seen any here. Healing purrs to all who need them.

Repositório said...

Wow! A black bear!

FURKIDSMOM said...

YIKES! A Bear????

We're sending purrs and prayers for good health.

The Florida Furkids

Kjelle Bus said...

Sending lot of (((purrs)))

Hope that Black Bear don´t get to close to your house !

Eric and Flynn said...

Eek! A bear in the garden is very scary. We are purring for the kitties to very soon feel better.

ABBY said...

Sending purrs your way hope efurryone is feeling better.

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

meowmeowmans said...

Holy Cat! That's one big beary scary introoder!

We are purring and praying for Yoko and Snowball

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Hi guys!! Just a thought...when I first came to my furrever home here, we did not know but I had a bladder infection. long term...and it was all from HARD ACT FOOD!!! Everything tells that cats stay most healthy on soft food...I can still have hard food, BUT ONLY PRESCRIPTION...if lots of your kitties have UTI it could be hard food...try switching at least to a brand that is only for cats with UTI problems...just a thought...paw pats, Savvy

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

(oh my CAT. Seriouslies? A ... BEAR? Yipes! )

Purrs for your babies to feel better soon....

Au and Target said...

BEARS? Wow! We hope you keep safe but can take some pics for us. We're purring for you, Yoko and Snowball.

Katie Isabella said...

We have black bears too here in the neighborhood. So far they have only come to 2 yards away. BUT: I hope you don't go into the woods again like that. It's not worth it. I have a similar situation. I live on privately owned greenbelt. Nothing but woods all the way to the city line. It's that way all the way up and down the street. The backs of homes are in the woods.

Your babies will get purrs and prayers from here. I love them and so does mommy. xoxoxox

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

We're sending healing purrs to Yoko and the others. If you like quotes with original photos you might like our other blog Boomer Muse http://blog.laylamorganwilde.com

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod a bear in your garden, please take care dear friends!I imagine a bear is friendly but this one can be hungry or upset about something and in this case it's better to stay far away from him! :)
I'm sending purrs and love to all kitties!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

Wow, a black bear?!

Purrs and Prayers for everyone.

~*Connie*~ said...

A bear? wow. Glad it was just a little bit of evidence and nothing more serious.

purrs to you and the kitties. Dealing with sick kitties can be hard on everyone

CCL Wendy said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that so many kitties at your house are feeling poorly, but we're happy to hear that Yoko is on the upswing.

And the thought of black bears is very scary. I know Nellie of "The Cat from Hell" has the same problem outside her house.

It's a good thing your kitties are all inside.

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