Thursday, June 19, 2014
I thought I wasn't going to be bothered by bears this year. There had been no sign of them all spring.
They tend to come around my house because I use waste vegetable oil as a fuel for my van. Since they hadn't been around I've been leaving some jugs outside. The sun warms the oil and speeds up the settling process. Most of the waste food bits settle to the bottom of the jugs. Then I pour off the clean fuel.
Last night while I was sleeping a bear got into my jugs. Only three were damaged. Two weren't too bad off.
This is a photo of the worse one.
The bear dragged it into the middle of the lawn, bit holes in the jug, and lapped up a couple gallons of veggie.
All my jugs are now locked away in the basement. I'm going to have to make sure nothing is left out. Once a bear finds food somewhere it keeps coming back to check on the spot. I'll have to make sure he doesn't find anything.