Compost heap attracting things.
So about two weeks ago I started a compost heap in the back yard. I just bought some wire fencing, made a circle about three feet in diameter and set it down, tossing in food leftovers, leaves from the yard, etc. Two days ago I go outside to find my fence broken, and the dog is having a good old time sniffing the entire yard because something new has been in it. We're thinking it was a bear, and maybe he smelled the compost and decided to check it out. So now I have fixed the fence, but am wondering what to do about the compost pile. I don't KNOW that's what attracted the bear, because when I look around the neighborhood there are quite a few fences with areas of new wood. Broken fences seems to be a hazard of living in this neighborhood. That said, I'd prefer not to attract it to our yard in the future. I would prefer not to spend a lot of money on a composting system. Any ideas? DH says bury it, but digging out and then covering seems like a ridiculous amount of work every time I want to put things the pile. Plus, isn't a key concept air circulation? So, dear gardeners, my question is, what would you do in my situation? Edited to add: The compost pile wasn't disturbed at all. My dog's sniffing makes it seem like it wandered around the yard a bit. I'm only assuming that the compost pile attracted it.