Went out to open my chickens this morning and the garbage can that sits next to the coop door where I keep the laying mash was gone! GONE!!! From the last time the bears visited I know the route they take since I found some of my honey supers in a trail off into the woods. Walked out that way and sure enough, the bugger had dragged the can, holding 50 lbs of chicken food into the woods, punch a hole through the lid and decided that what was inside wasn't what he was looking for! I dragged it back to the coop (at 6 am, not a pleasant task) and locked the can in the bee shed. My worry now is that he will be back tonight and not finding chicken feed may move on to my bees. Their enclosed in chainlink, but I know that won't stop of bear if they've a mind to get to the hives. When I get home from work, I'm going to try to get my motion sensor light working. Hope that'll do it. I'll keep watch pretty close tonight (may just sleep in the screenhouse!) and if he comes back, I'll have to try to reinstall the electric fence tomorrow. Whatta drag.