Black Bears like bird seed too. My brother’s bird feeder took a hit.
Edit: The Bear came back for more yesterday when my brother was out of town.
Could it have been this bear?
Not unless he wandered up to New York State. My mother used to live right on the edge of the forest in the same town in New York and had a Black bear walk right past her as she was sitting in the backyard reading a book. She said she didn’t even want to blink.
Oh man, that made ME jump too haha.