2610 Haymaker Farm Rd.
Export, PA 15632
May 20, 2004
Black bear spotted in
– Attracting a large
black bear was not exactly what the Powers’ of
had in mind when they filled their birdfeeder on Wednesday, May 19. But
that’s exactly what they got.
three nights of waking to find their bird feeder in shambles, William and
Peggy Powers of
Haymaker Farm Rd.
decided to find out what was causing all the damage. They called their son
for help. Their son, Bill Powers, Jr. is the owner of PixController.com
and inventor of the Penn’s Woods
it was just a bunch of destructive raccoons, Powers set up one of the new
Penn’s Woods DS-04 Digital-Scout camera systems as well as one of his
homemade video trail cameras to try to catch the little troublemakers. But
to everyone’s surprise, when Powers retrieved the cameras Thursday
morning, he had about 20 digital images and some great video footage of a
large black bear raiding the feeder. The bear made his visit at 10:22 pm;
just about one hour after Powers set the cameras up on Wednesday night.
The bear has been estimated at approximately 250-300 lbs.
video can be viewed at www.pixcontroller.com.
is a company founded by William Powers, Jr. of Murrysville that
specializes in circuit boards that control the shutter of digital, 35mm
and video cameras. The control boards work using an integrated passive
infrared (PIR) motion control circuit to trigger a camera device. When
attached to a camera, the board triggers the system whenever a combination
of motion and body heat is sensed. To learn more about PixController
control boards, visit www.pixcontroller.com.
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