Well, it's got nuthin to do with ceramics, but a big black bear just helped himself to the suet cakes hanging from my car port roof. He made a crushed wire mess of my pricey squirrel proof double cake suet hanger. I've been hanging suet for 8 years w/o being visited by a big fuzzy thief. Guess I won't be putting that out anymore. Did I mention he was big? (And beautiful-a treat to see, truth be told).