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Bear takes out bird feeder while prowling neighborhood in Vermont

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(CNN) - Low and behold, there was the bear!

Mary Lou Miller's security camera is supposed to deter unwanted guests.

But, one furry visitor didn't realize he was being watched.

"And he walked right down that sidewalk, right by our windows," Mary Lou Miller, a bear prowled through her yard said.

A bear struts onto Miller's yard Monday night, making a dash for a bird feeder right next to the house.

"Apparently the bear took it and he was mad, because the bird feeder was hooked here," Miller said.

There's not much left.

"There's no fixing it," Miller said.

Miller's house wasn't the only stop for the little guy -- little at least in terms of size.

Holes in the screen porch at a neighbor's house revealed big intentions.

"I didn't sleep very good last night. And I'm glad I had my curtains closed, because if I had opened those up, that bear would have been right there," Miller said.

True or not, Miller feels much safer behind closed doors.

"Well, I'm sure not going to invite him in, that's for sure!" Miller said.

But that doesn't mean he won't turn up again -- invited or not.

"I'm more scared for my two Boston Terriers. So, when I let them out, I just kind of stand there," Miller said.

And, to deter a second visit, she's taking precautions.

(Reporter): "Do you wish you had taken the feeder down?"

" Yes, I wish I had remembered it. I will from now on in," Miller said.

Bears are out of hibernation and they are hungry. So, to avoid any unexpected visits, bring in those bird feeders and make sure to lock up your trash.


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