In a story more fit for theonion.com, the AP in Wisconsisn is reporting the state’s DNR is recommending not feeding birds in the summer because…
…some feeders can accidentally kill other wildlife such as raccoons and skunks and even bear cubs.
The agency points to two cases in northwestern Wisconsin where bear cubs got their heads stuck in feeders while searching for food. In one case the cub’s mother freed it. In the other, agency workers had to tranquilize the mother and cub and then remove the feeder.
They must be joking. Saying folks should quit an enjoyable and arguably environmentally benign pastime worth billions nationwide for the sake of a tiny handful of critters is insane. Please tell me this is some sort of hoax.
Here’s the whole story from Fox6now.com.