On Sunday morning I was surprised to find the entire seed cake missing, but it hadn’t gone far. It was under the birdbath, chewed on by something bigger than a chipmunk. I figured a bear would have devoured the entire thing, so I hung it back up.
He made one more visit before daybreak on Monday to make sure he hadn’t missed anything and even risked getting his antlers tangled in the chains of the birdbath to have a drink.
I haven’t seen any sign of him since.