Tyngsboro bear finds food on bird sanctuary
TYNGSBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Elyse Wolf lives on a wildlife and bird sanctuary in Tyngsboro so bear sightings don't surprise her.
After their bird feeder was destroyed by a bear last year, Wolf and her family decided they were going to put up a camera and catch the black bear in the act.
“We got my dad a trap camera for Christmas and it paid off," said Wolf.
On the 4th of July they got what they were looking for.
The bear, estimated at 6-feet, was going after the birdfeeder, and it was all caught on camera.
Wolf's dad usually checks the camera about once a week.
"The only reason he checked it Wednesday morning was because the birdfeeder was on the ground," said Wolf.
They knew it had to be the black bear.
"The bear was actually pretty smart, because it was able to open this up, when it was taking it down to get its seed."
“The funny thing is that the seed is coming out, and the bear hasn't positioned its head underneath yet so it has to rummage around on the ground to find the seed,” said Wolf, of the video footage.
Wolf said she's not scared because bears don't attack unless provoked.
However, she said, “It's a little alarming because of all the animals and small children nearby."