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Remember those fungus among us moldy mushrooms I mentioned last week? We now have conclusive evidence that even large, hungry omnivorous animals won't eat them.
We live in black bear country which means we cannot just put our garbage can outside unprotected. That's like setting out a bear buffet and ringing the dinner bell. When the bears are bulking up prior to wintering in their dens or in the Spring when they first emerge ravenously hungry are the two worst times for garbage raids. We have a sort of shed-like thing that fits two large garbage cans (even though we barely even fill one can a week) and can be closed up with latches. It usually is a sufficient deterrent.
Mr. Lime came home after dark last night and found the shed up-ended, the cans tipped over, the bag shredded, and its contents strewn all across the front yard. Mr. Lime also reported the coffee filters and empty bottle which contained French vanilla creamer had suffered a great deal of damage. (The idea of a grumpy bear in bad need of a java fix strikes me as funny.) The moldy mushrooms remained untouched.