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(05-21-2020, 11:01 AM)Lily Wrote: Found these prints on the outside of the house.  The bear must have looked in when the dog was barking at him.

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I bet your dog didn't like that much. Any nose prints on the glass?

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(05-21-2020, 11:01 AM)Lily Wrote: Found these prints on the outside of the house.  The bear must have looked in when the dog was barking at him.

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Not good... What is next?

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(05-21-2020, 11:09 AM)Zoo Keeper Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 11:01 AM)Lily Wrote: Found these prints on the outside of the house.  The bear must have looked in when the dog was barking at him.

I bet your dog didn't like that much.  Any nose prints on the glass?

Hard to tell if the nose prints are on the inside or out. My dog sits in that window all day every day. Since the bear visited, as soon as it gets dark my dog is glued to me. He lays right next to me. Not sure if he is scared, protecting me or both.
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(05-21-2020, 12:05 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 11:01 AM)Lily Wrote: Found these prints on the outside of the house.  The bear must have looked in when the dog was barking at him.

Not good... What is next?

I have been pouring Pine-Sol around the property. I was walking down the road last night and could smell the Pine-Sol in the air.

I talked to the landlords and showed her the prints. She said the bears have been getting in the garbage for years. I guess when they first moved in and the bear got in the garbage they moved the cans into the garage. She said one morning they woke up to a bear in the garage. So they just decided to keep the cans out and let the bear feed. Facepalm I didn't bother to explain a fed bear is a dead bear or that they can break in.

I decided I will work on deterring the bear and hopefully will take my place off his meal stop.
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(05-21-2020, 12:40 PM)Lily Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 12:05 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 11:01 AM)Lily Wrote: Found these prints on the outside of the house.  The bear must have looked in when the dog was barking at him.

Not good... What is next?

I have been pouring Pine-Sol around the property. I was walking down the road last night and could smell the Pine-Sol in the air.

I talked to the landlords and showed her the prints. She said the bears have been getting in the garbage for years. I guess when they first moved in and the bear got in the garbage they moved the cans into the garage. She said one morning they woke up to a bear in the garage. So they just decided to keep the cans out and let the bear feed.  Facepalm I didn't bother to explain a fed bear is a dead bear or that they can break in.

I decided I will work on deterring the bear and hopefully will take my place off his meal stop.

They really don't like loud bangs (firecrackers) but, I am afraid that will only work a few times at best. I would still try it. The loudest ones you can get. Or a bear banger (They sell those) I'll try to find a source.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQz3P_uh5Es
listen at the very end^ She clearly says, "it didn't leave" ...spooked, but not gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BicHqYixR5U

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftrY2UZTw6k


Pretty good advice.


If they find food at your home it will be cemented in their memory and they will FOR SURE return to known food locations.

If all else fails... Shoot him in the nuts.

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(05-21-2020, 12:40 PM)Lily Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 12:05 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 11:01 AM)Lily Wrote: Found these prints on the outside of the house.  The bear must have looked in when the dog was barking at him.

Not good... What is next?

I have been pouring Pine-Sol around the property. I was walking down the road last night and could smell the Pine-Sol in the air.

I talked to the landlords and showed her the prints. She said the bears have been getting in the garbage for years. I guess when they first moved in and the bear got in the garbage they moved the cans into the garage. She said one morning they woke up to a bear in the garage. So they just decided to keep the cans out and let the bear feed.  Facepalm I didn't bother to explain a fed bear is a dead bear or that they can break in.

I decided I will work on deterring the bear and hopefully will take my place off his meal stop.

Straight Ammonia is more effective (and much cheaper) Wink

No animal likes Ammonia.

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I am addicted to @Lily 's thread abut this bear (or bears) and also @Capnron 's ...identify this animal thread.

The main reason is that I do worry about safety for @Lily and her family. One of the Bears in the picture is a BIG black bear. Ours are usually smaller here... AFAIK

I love bears and I see them not infrequently. Oklahoma has tons of them. They stay well away from people. They KNOW people are to be avoided at all costs. You have to go way out in the hills or boonies to find one that wouldn't know.

I would not ever enjoy killing an animal or a black bear in particular. They DO attack ...rarely.  Starvation, Rabies, or cub protection in almost every instance. @Lily 's bear looks like it could be real trouble in a hurry.

A bear sees ANY food source as belonging to it and it will fight you for it. If it thought it couldn't take you it would flee. They have no natural predators to fear. They are apex mammals with everything that goes with it.

Your landlords did you guys no favors encouraging (by allowing) it to mark your house as a feeding area... BAD call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0kUWvonSJw

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(05-21-2020, 12:40 PM)Lily Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 12:05 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 11:01 AM)Lily Wrote: Found these prints on the outside of the house.  The bear must have looked in when the dog was barking at him.

Not good... What is next?

I have been pouring Pine-Sol around the property. I was walking down the road last night and could smell the Pine-Sol in the air.

I talked to the landlords and showed her the prints. She said the bears have been getting in the garbage for years. I guess when they first moved in and the bear got in the garbage they moved the cans into the garage. She said one morning they woke up to a bear in the garage. So they just decided to keep the cans out and let the bear feed.  Facepalm I didn't bother to explain a fed bear is a dead bear or that they can break in.

I decided I will work on deterring the bear and hopefully will take my place off his meal stop.

You probably already know this @Lily but in case you don't: don't have any bird feeders out as they will eat bird food, avoid leaving any smelly morsels burnt on the BBQ, avoid leaving your windows open even with screens especially if you are cooking because they will pick up the smell from a long distance away, and lastly get something loud to scare them away. Bullets ad/or shotgun shells work. Or you can light a few fire crackers or something similar. Bear spray could come in handy too maybe.

Based on what you have told us here and the paw prints, please be extra extra careful.

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(05-21-2020, 03:00 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 12:40 PM)Lily Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 12:05 PM)Frigg Wrote:

Straight Ammonia is more effective (and much cheaper)  Wink

No animal likes Ammonia.

Ammonia can blind a bear. I do not need a blind bear bumbling around so I decided not to go that route.

If things get out of hand I have double ought Wink
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