Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Grrrizzly!




Well, this year has been memorable so far. We have not had a bear problem for at least 10 years and this spring we had three yards hit.  Some more than once.  Lost a few hives and equipment, but nothing really horrific.  We set up electric fences around the yards, which is working so far.  A friend showed us a picture of a grizzly taken about a mile from one of the yards, but we don't think that was the bear causing us trouble. The game warden came out and set up a bear trap and a trail camera in one of the yards, but he never got a picture.  We think we zapped the bear with the electric fence and she went away before he got the trap set.  The bear came back a couple of weeks later, but we still had the electric fencer on (solar).  You could see all the grass trampled where she had been.


Not exactly Winnie the Pooh!

2 comments:

  1. We used to pick raspberries at a farm with electric fences to keep cows in place. My sisters and I would dare each other to touch the fence and get zapped ... youch!

    Pretty cool that there is a solar option. Does it still give the same charge? Bzzzzzwap!

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  2. I think that this year is successful for you, for your animals and for your farm in general. I wish you all the best in the future!

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