Re: Man Kills Bear
posted at 4/20/2013 10:34 AM EDT
No it is not illegal to have birdseed out. But not necessary for their survival.
In the winter they could use some fresh water that won't freeze, but that's about it, imo.
In fact, it puts them at risk, I have a neighbor that has her birdfeeder stuck to her window.
Just yesterday while walking my dog, I watched a red tailed hawk scoop down and grab a starling that was feeding there and fly off with it in it's clutches, the rest of the birds were screaming, a horrific scene, one that I have witnessed before.
I like to watch the birds, I have a few birdhouses that are stratigically placed in my backyard, they are very busy this time of year, I don't have to feed them to be entertained.
There are plenty of worms and berries for them to eat.
Btw: Birdseed attracts rodents, mice in particular. Squirrels set up shop. Squirrels like to chew on electrical wiring (same as mice).
Homeowners insurance does not cover damage done by rodents (squirrels are rodents), found that out the hard way!
The guy in question had a 50 gallon drum of birdseed out in his backyard, what do you expect a starving animal to do?
Trash cans should be metal, closed tightly, and kept in an enclosure if possible.