Well, last night around midnight I could hear some pretty loud banging sounds. Since we had some thunder a littler earlier I first thought that's what the sound was. Only it didn't sound quite right. I open up the front door to look outside and recognized the sound coming from the back yard. Then it hit me, bear! I walk out the back door and shine my light and notice quite a bit of damage to my coops and then see a fairly large bear standing next to one of the coops trying to rip the roof off! I start yelling and waving my arms as I walk toward it. Surprisingly for a bear it ends up walking right toward me rather then running away. Believe it or not I first contemplated between camera and gun, well I chose camera. When I went back out it was gone. Unfortunately it returned again later that night and since I had stayed up for a few hours afterward it must of been real late and it did more damage to my small coop and ripped the roof right off. When all was said and done I ended up loosing a bunch of eggs that were laid yesterday afternoon but it appears that all the birds are still there . The funny thing is that my dogs were out just a little earlier in the kennel and started flipping out. I went outside to bring them in because I thought it was another rabbit and in reality it must of been the bear.