Now, let's not go starting any more arguments, so this thread doesn't get shut down... I just wanted to post an update on my bear problem... The trash is gone, the dumpster is here and chained. Haven't seen the bear close by the house at all, he follows the deer trail through our back 2 acres... Until the past few nights. DH has been off work, so he was home and has been locking up the barn at night. Good ole' Butterball is now showing interest in my turkey and chickens. And venturing close enough to where DH was afraid he'd charge him. Fantastic. I'm wondering when he will get gutsy enough to break in.