Man Shoots Bear in Self-Defense, Faces Charges
Won't you think of the poor, bloodthirsty predators?
A 76-year-old Auburn man is facing charges after killing a bear in his backyard.
Richard Ahlstrand told WBZ-TV he was stocking his bird feeder Friday night when a bear about seven feet tall and 300-to-400 pounds started chasing him.
That's when he turned his shotgun on the bear.
"I didn't have time to aim through the sights, but I aimed in the direction of the head on this thing and I pulled the trigger before it got to me. It just dropped," he said. …
"They got me set up now like I'm some kind of murderer. And then the environmental guy told me 'You should have called me instead of shooting it.' What was I going to do, say 'Mister Bear would excuse me please while I go make a phone call?'"