You have a bear!Never a bear hunter or even seen one in the wild, do I have some questions for those with some experience.
I went to fill up a feeder for the first time this year. I found it knocked over and pushed off down the hill. Solar panel knocked off, spinner gone, but no permanent damage. legs fallen off and one scattered around a bit too. The area had a very obvious animal smell to it. Musky, sort of barnyard like. A large number of very dark, almost black, piles of what I took to be scat. The older ones with mushrooms sprouting in them like crazy. Property owner reportered a bear raiding his dog food on the front porch a month back. The feeder location is approx. 200 yards down the hill from the house.
Does this seem "bearie" to you, or nothing really? BTW, not nearly as much deer sigh in tha area as last year.
If you need him "taken care of" give me a call in 2 weeks.