Friday, July 26, 2013

Peanut Thieving Bear




I was talking to a neighbor and he related a funny story about a peanut stealing bear. He is a dairy farmer and stores 100 lb. sacks of peanuts in his barn that he feeds to his dairy cows. He was working at his barn one morning earlier this summer when the corn was still fairly short and noticed a bear in his corn field next to the barn. The bear would stand up look around and then drop back down in the same spot. It did this a couple of times. The farmer got curious as to what the bear was up to so he walked out into the corn about 100 yards to where the bear was. The bear ran off when he approached and he found one of his sacks of peanuts torn apart and mostly eaten. Apparently the bear smelling the peanuts walked into the barn and helped himself to a sack. Below are some miscellaneous bear pics I’ve gotten over the last couple of weeks. Since this farm is only about a mile away from the farm I set my cameras on I wonder if one of these is the peanut thieving bear?







8 comments:

Michelle said...

A cute story, but I wouldn't have walked over to see what the bear was doing! lol

Nancy said...

I didn't know dairy cattle ate peanuts.

Having a bear that close by would kinda freak me out.

CailinMarie said...

ha! love that story. I enjoy your photos of bears and fawns.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great story...here we eat peanuts to a good Movie on Friday night :-)

TexWisGirl said...

i can't imagine the dairy cows were happy about that presence! eek!

Buttons said...

Well it looks like a peanut thief to me:) Great story great shots. b

Brian King said...

I bet he loved those peanuts, too! He may come back. Nice shots!

Michaele said...

Yep. You better go ahead an just name him peanut. I give my goats peanuts too. It's their favorite treat : )