One morning last week, I went out to take my morning trek down the hill to the barns and I saw the suet feeder on the driveway, metal cage broken apart and all the suet eaten. The wooden feeder was on the ground minus the seed. The steel hanger post was bent at a 45 degree angle.
I would not want to meet the squirrel or raccoon that can bend steel.
There were only two plausible explanations: Superman or a bear!
An Associated Press article in the Sunday paper shed more light on the happening. It seems that the unusual warmth this December has kept the bears out of their hibernation dens and they are still roaming around foraging for food. The article recommended waiting until after the snow comes to put out bird feeders.
I will do that.
The summertime peach eating mystery may be on its way to being solved. It was either a bear or Superman.