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Old 09-14-2018, 10:32 AM   #1
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Anyone else catch these critters snooping around their property on Bear Island?Name:  Wildlife Caught on Camera.jpg
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:07 AM   #2
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Anyone else catch these critters snooping around their property on Bear Island?Attachment 14206
That is just wrong!!!!! How rude walking up to someones unoccupied home and peering into the windows. A similar thing happen to me when I owned in Long Bay. Very unsettling.
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I've used motion controlled oscillating sprinklers to keep unwanted wildlife away.....bet it would work on the two legged variety.
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Make sure to report this to local police. If a neighbor got broken into this provides a very good starting point.
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Is this real? that is unbelievable.
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To me, these folks look like curious islanders, looking to see what other places look like. Probably not polite, but probably not thieves. 🤓
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Don't look like crooks but definitely not polite.


Reminds me of this:

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To me, these folks look like curious islanders, looking to see what other places look like. Probably not polite, but probably not thieves. 🤓
Yes not polite and downright stupid as many island camps have cameras running. However they do not have the look of hardened criminals.
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Yes not polite and downright stupid as many island camps have cameras running. However they do not have the look of hardened criminals.
Ha! You ever see “Whitey” Bulger? These guys look exactly like Irish mafia.
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To me, these folks look like curious islanders, looking to see what other places look like. Probably not polite, but probably not thieves. 🤓
They'd be staring at the end of a 12 gauge, while I dial 911!

Are you in any way condoning trespassing for this kind for curiosity?

"Curiosity killed the cat"...
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Ha! You ever see “Whitey” Bulger? These guys look exactly like Irish mafia.

First thing I thought too.

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Make sure to report this to local police.
Very good point.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:26 AM   #13
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Default ..... no worries.

Is probably just someone looking to buy an island home or something, and they want to do some window comparison looking while out there looking at another property ....... so lighten up. The big lake is such a low crime, helpful, neighborly and safe area ... people like to look around when shopping for a house .... you know ..... just take a quick peek through the window.

Like ..... isn't this a beautiful island home ..... just look what we can do ..... won't it be wonderful .... an island home of our own ..... no worries. We can have the boat here, leave the car there, a low maintenance island home .... isn't this nice ..... very low purchase price ..... very low property taxes ..... isn't this wonderful ...... yes, we have to go back and talk some more to the real estate people.

Those two look like a retired high school mathematics teacher, and a dentist .... who just want to take a peek.

Is this house or a neighboring house listed for sale because people like to walk next door and take a quick peek when looking at another listed house, while they are there. ..... no big deal especially out on an island?
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Unless the house was for sale I think that it is beyond rude to peek into people's windows. People have a nerve.
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Nope. Stay off my property unless invited.

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Cool Sliding Glass Doors or "Sliders"...

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Anyone else catch these critters snooping around their property on Bear Island?
I'd tend to agree with FLL.

They're not showing any tools, and sliding glass doors are easy to get through—without a key.

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I really do not think they are perpetrators but it is just rude and an invasion of privacy


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Most intelligent thing FLL has ever said.
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Perhaps FLL would like to post his address here so these critters and others can visit his house next.
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We frequently have folks walk across our property on a shoreline path that has been used for decades by islanders on their way to the East Bear Island mail dock. We enjoy visiting with these "trespassers" and their guests (and pets) as they walk by. The edges of the path are delineated by long, straight tree branches, and we keep the surface free of small items to provide easier footing for our elderly neighbors who regularly pass by to get their mail at the mail dock. Other folks pass by on their way to visit the "carry" at the narrow mid-section of Bear Island. 🐻
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Perhaps FLL would like to post his address here so these critters and others can visit his house next.
......sure, come on down to beautiful old Meredith Neck and bring along a small utility trailer ...... will make you a cup of Walmart coffee in exchange for loading up my aging pile of trimmed tree limbs (not longer than 60"!) for a trip to the transfer station ...... no, that is not a pile of mulch ....... yuk-yuk-yuk!
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I agree that they don't seem to be burglars but without any context it is hard to know what is going on in Hoboken's picture. If it is a snapshot from a video then their demeanor before and after this shot would say a lot. Were they sneaking around or very casual? Did they knock and wait before peeking in? Are those sliders a common entrance for a visitor to use or is there another front door? Was there another camera outside showing them arriving and leaving?

It seems like there has to be some more information that would help us know if this was scary or not.
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I would be more concerned if these two gentlemen were peeking out the sliding glass door from the inside.
I think these two elderly men are just curious about how the stone fireplace is built, they are both looking that way.
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They’re probably renting the place next year and wanted to check it out.


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I'd be more concerned if they'd arrived by snowmobile.

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That is just wrong!!!!! How rude walking up to someones unoccupied home and peering into the windows. A similar thing happen to me when I owned in Long Bay. Very unsettling.
IDK. Curiosity is normal, especially as we're all examining the interior.



Personally, I wouldn't have put a wool rug near a (usually) leaky sliding glass door—especially as there's evidence of blown-in rain damage to the oak floor. But I like the divider between the kitchen and the fire extinguisher. It'd be difficult to put out a grease fire when the fire extinguisher is a lo-o-ong reach near the flames.

If the OP was truly concerned, curtains would have stifled any curiosity.

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I'd be more concerned if they'd arrived by snowmobile.



IDK. Curiosity is normal, especially as we're all examining the interior.







Personally, I wouldn't have put a wool rug near a (usually) leaky sliding glass door—especially as there's evidence of blown-in rain damage to the oak floor. But I like the divider between the kitchen and the fire extinguisher. It'd be difficult to put out a grease fire when the fire extinguisher is a lo-o-ong reach near the flames.



If the OP was truly concerned, curtains would have stifled any curiosity.



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I don’t think the OP was concerned but it’s just my opinion that people should be more attentive to people private property and privacy. To me it’s simply a lack of respect maybe if it happened to you like it did to me you word think different. It was unsettling to see people on my camera walking around my property and peering into my windows.


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Just poor locals wanting to see how the rich people live....
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At who's dock did they dock their boat?
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Hoboken, do you know who they are? That could be awkward if they’re just nosey neighbors. And now they know you left dishes in the sink. OMG!
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Could be tax assessors from the town too.
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Could be tax assessors from the town too.
Have never see tax assessors dressed in t-shirts, shorts & sneakers not to mention, they usually wear ID badges from the town or companies they represent for the town that they are working for.
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Pretty sure the town notifies taxpayers when the assessments are to occur and when the people will be coming. Pretty rude to climb up on someone's deck and peer inside like that but in today's world no surprise.woulda been funny if the owner if the owner was actually home.
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I am not rude or a criminal, nor are these people. I've done the same thing on a couple occasions with old camps in my neighborhood. The only thing that would be considered rude is if they left nose prints on the sliders. I am quite sure they were aware that no one was home. This has been going on for years but now that everyone has a camera we've all grown paranoid and ready to prosecute or blast away at neighborly admirers. Yes, its a bit creepy to witness this on tape but as the owner of the property I'd be flattered that it's charming enough that someone would want to see inside. Some of you guys really need to take it down a few notches.
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I am not rude or a criminal, nor are these people. I've done the same thing on a couple occasions with old camps in my neighborhood. The only thing that would be considered rude is if they left nose prints on the sliders. I am quite sure they were aware that no one was home. This has been going on for years but now that everyone has a camera we've all grown paranoid and ready to prosecute or blast away at neighborly admirers. Yes, its a bit creepy to witness this on tape but as the owner of the property I'd be flattered that it's charming enough that someone would want to see inside. Some of you guys really need to take it down a few notches.


I am sorry completely disagree. It is impolite and rude to peer into someone’s window. Nothing to do with paranoia it’s a “private” home not a business where people are window shopping. Maybe if it happened to you and later on your home was broken into, like had happened to me at my lake home you might feel different.


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Agree with Joey. You want peek at my property do it when I'm home. Knock on the door and say hi.
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Default On an island...How would someone know...

There was no one home. No car parked in the driveway? No lights on during daylight? No boat at the dock? Grass needs mowing? No sound of a TV?

None of the above apply here. An assumption that they "knew" no one was home is dangerous for the assumer. And I am going to assume they were not neighbors "on the island"...So where's their boat? Someone else's dock?

By COLESFAMILY...

"I am not rude or a criminal, nor are these people"...

I disagree...

You ARE very rude and if there is a "No trespassing" sign around, you are also a criminal!
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Given the expressed attitude of a few who think peering into someone's windows is appropriate, I am considering adding No Trespassing/Posted signs so there will be no question they would not be welcome on my property unless invited.
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Given the expressed attitude of a few who think peering into someone's windows is appropriate, I am considering adding No Trespassing/Posted signs so there will be no question they would not be welcome on my property unless invited.
Blinds and shades!

But, ya gotta keep 'em closed all the time!

Wonder if the door was unlocked, would they have come in for a closer look? If they had no ill intent, what's the harm in a quick look around in your sock drawer?
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