DOW : Not certain what that bear’s intentions were
Probably wanted to see if the kid would toss a tennis ball for him.
“But, we don’t know for certain what that bear’s intentions were.”
The bear was reportedly chasing the boy. The range of possible motives the bear could have had is extremely narrow.
Heard the chickens clucking loudly in the evening. Wrong time of day for that kind of activity, since they’d already been put in the coop.
Grabbed my shotgun, “just in case”, and ran to the back deck where my wife pointed to a black bear on the run. He must’ve heard me chamber the shell.
Unfortunately, I forgot whether I had the Mossberg or the Remington and was looking for the safety on the trigger guard. By the time I moved my thumb to the safety on the tang, I lost the shot. I fired anyway, just to let the bear know that I might be quicker next time.
Obviously the bear’s first intention was to catch the boy and that’s enough reason to start blasting.
Given a bear’s generally poor eyesight, the bear was treating the boy as prey since the boy was relatively small and slow-moving rather than just because he was a human. IOW, the boy was acting like a meal. I’m glad the father was able to protect his child effectively.
And these government geniuses are suppose to be the wildlife experts/specialists? (shakes head in disbelief)
What an idiotic statement.
If it would make the DOW feel any better they could spend a thousand or so dollars of management money and call one of those animal psychologists in and see what s/he thinks. /s
Thank goodness the kid’s dad loved him more than the bear.
Girls, don’t marry an earth worshiping watermelon like the fish and wildlife kook quoted in this article. Voters, don’t put them in power over you.