So the local bear showed up about 2 weeks ago. We were leaving the bird feeder out for the birds since it was still rather cold. Came home one day to find the bird feeder that was hung off the 2nd story deck (stairs to ground) torn down and torn apart. Did a little damage to the deck railing. On the good side only 2 sunflower seed shells remained so at least he's not a messy eater.