Skip to comments.B.C. farmer shoots bear after llama attack
Posted on 06/10/2013 10:31:22 AM PDT by rickmichaels
VANCOUVER - A Surrey, B.C., farmer is using the leg of his dead goat the victim of a weekend bear attack to lure the bruin back to his property for a trap set up by conservation officers.
George Hoffman, who lives on a residential-area farm near 96th Avenue and 176th Street, said Fridays encounter with the bear was only the second time hes seen such wildlife in the area in 45 years.
Once they draw blood, then they get pretty bold, he said, adding the trap also features a molasses trail and the scent of sardines.
We kind of feel bad about it, but what do you do?
The bear, which had been prowling the farmers property for days before taking a bite out of Robin the goats neck, had been shot just moments earlier by Hoffmans neighbour Jim Clarke after it attacked a llama.
The llama went running past me ... and the bear was right behind her chasing, recalled Clarke, adding he feared for his life when his llama Avita scurried behind him, covered in blood while the bear stood directly in front.
After the bear disappeared for a few moments, the llama owner fetched a small-calibre rifle.
I was just trying to get his attention and slow him down and it did for a fraction of a second, Clarke said.
He was pissed off at me.
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service recommends calling its hotline at 1-877-952-7227 to report wildlife.
If I had a nickel for every time I had to do that....
Llama should have spit at the bear.......
I’ve heard that nodding also helps.
I suggest getting out the Mossberg 500 for that intruder.
Ive heard that nodding also helps.
Probably one of the most poorly written article posted here in a while.
What happened when and to whom. When was the shot taken and what was the outcome. This article jumbles the whole thing up.
This article just kind of ends, what happened to the bear that he shot? Is it dead or wounded and got away?
The bear is still alive, but wounded. The farmer is using a goat’s leg, molasses and sardines to lure the bear back so conservation officers can trap it. At least that’s how I understand it.
clearly the llama shot the bear and the farmer looked pissed and was covered in blood standing behind
Yup! Easy as cake. Piece of pie.
I wonder what comment the Ddolly Llama would make concerning the issue...
And how about that headline?
The man shoots a bear after the llama attacked the man?
Why not shoot the llama?
I live next to a wilderness reserve in B.C. The neighbour’s llamas are a great bear alarm - when they start bleating continuously in the dawn hours, we know a bear is moving through our neighbourhood.
Usually, it’s a black; rarely, it’s a griz. In recent years the cougars and wolves have also staged a comeback, since the deer herds are thriving.
Mostly, we have hummingbirds around the house. ;^)
don’t bring a Llama to a gunfight?