We thought we were going through a lot of Black Oil Sunflower seeds and this is at least part of the reason. Early Monday morning at 1:20 AM, we caught them on camera. That is our warning to put our feeders away for the year. Seems every year we have the coons first, and later the much larger black furry critters...the Black Bear. The bears just tear the hell out of everything. I cannot count how many feeders they have ruined. I think we all would be hungry if we waited that long to eat. Can't say we haven't been warned.