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Teen encounters black bear in kitchen
The Associated Press ^ | oct 15, 2007

Posted on 10/15/2007 3:41:02 PM PDT by george76

A man awakened by a bump in the night went to investigate and found an intruder, but it wasn't a burglar. Instead, Blaine Harling found himself face to snout with a black bear that had come in through an open window.

Harling, 19, has been staying at the cabin belonging to his grandparents...

"He thought it was the blinds flopping in the window from a two feet wide, by five feet high, crank-out window that he had left open for ventilation," ...

The screened window was open just 18 inches, but that was enough for the adult black bear to slip through.

"He walked into the kitchen and it was just standing there, about three feet away, in front of the refrigerator," Harling said. "So he grabbed the first thing he could which was a shampoo bottle, or a lotion bottle, something like that, and he whipped it at the bear and then he took-off back down to basement."

Harling pushed a dresser in front of the door and called Alaska State Troopers, who contacted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The teenager also called his grandparents. After he persuaded them he wasn't joking, they told him how to unlock their gun cabinet and he armed himself with a .44-caliber and a .45-caliber handgun,

What the family believes was the same bear appeared on their deck that night. This time, all entrance point to the house were secured.

They're keeping their firearms closer in case the bear returns.

"I wouldn't mind having some bear meat in the freezer," Jill Harling said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; animalrights; ar; bear; bearattack; blackbear; kenai

1 posted on 10/15/2007 3:41:03 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Don’t leave the windows open in bear country!!


2 posted on 10/15/2007 3:48:13 PM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: george76

When I saw the title I thought this was going to be another one of those Goldilocks threads.


3 posted on 10/15/2007 3:49:28 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: george76
...where's BoBo? ....over the fireplace, he wasn't fast enough.
4 posted on 10/15/2007 3:50:06 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, Fred, Run. :^)
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To: george76

The teenager also called his grandparents. After he persuaded them he wasn’t joking, they told him how to unlock their gun cabinet and he armed himself with a .44-caliber and a .45-caliber handgun,


If my 19 year old grand son is trustworthy enough to stay at my cabin unattended why wouldn’t I give him the combo to the gun safe?


5 posted on 10/15/2007 3:51:34 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: george76

Sounds like the kid creamed the bear


6 posted on 10/15/2007 3:52:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: george76

Well, at least they mentioned the color of the bear! You wouldn’t see that if it was a burglar.


7 posted on 10/15/2007 3:52:38 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

PC Correction: African American Bear


8 posted on 10/15/2007 3:55:45 PM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: george76

The bear are getting to be like roaches, George—four overlapping bear ranges in at least one spot here. They’ve overpopulated. It’s as warm as we’d normally expect in August, and they’re hungry. Their gatherings around the enviro-redneck neighbors’ garbage will look like herds next year.


9 posted on 10/15/2007 3:57:45 PM PDT by familyop
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To: highimpact

There is no evidence the bear is a US citizen.

Of course, the police would never ask him.....


10 posted on 10/15/2007 4:00:13 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user
“Black bear” is the name of the species. Their actual color varies and can be as light as cinnamon, especially in the West.
11 posted on 10/15/2007 4:12:37 PM PDT by tarator
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To: george76
I would have left him alone. He might have to be a better cook than I am.
12 posted on 10/15/2007 4:20:17 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: highimpact

Correction: an Ursine-American.


13 posted on 10/15/2007 4:23:47 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
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To: george76
Had one try to come into my kitchen back in August. Trashed the screen. I was asleep, wife banged some large poles together till it left.


14 posted on 10/15/2007 4:25:32 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Malsua

oh and I’ve got bars now.


15 posted on 10/15/2007 4:26:10 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: highimpact

Bear of Color.


16 posted on 10/15/2007 4:26:50 PM PDT by tanuki (u)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Correction: a Bear of Color.


17 posted on 10/15/2007 4:28:00 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: highimpact

I was thinking “bear of color.”


18 posted on 10/15/2007 4:30:14 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Malsua
I was asleep, wife banged some large poles together till it left.

Y' sleep pretty soundly then, eh?

19 posted on 10/15/2007 4:30:21 PM PDT by bannie
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To: george76

Last night, I shot a bear in my pajamas........

How he got in there I don’t know. ;>)


20 posted on 10/15/2007 4:33:13 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (WE WILL NOT DISARM!!!)
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To: george76
Harling pushed a dresser in front of the door and called Alaska State Troopers, who contacted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

One would assume that little Harlin wasn't raised in Alaska, but if he was, he's dumber than a coal bucket.

21 posted on 10/15/2007 4:34:51 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: bannie
Y' sleep pretty soundly then, eh?

Yeah, you could drive a tractor trailer into my room, I might notice. It didn't take too long, 30 seconds or so. Probably a good thing I wasn't up. I would have killed it with my 12ga sabot slugs and triggered a bunch of NJ gun grabber paperwork.

22 posted on 10/15/2007 4:34:58 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: george76
Harling pushed a dresser in front of the door and called Alaska State Troopers, who contacted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

One would assume that little Harlin wasn't raised in Alaska, but if he was, he's dumber than a coal bucket.

23 posted on 10/15/2007 4:34:58 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: george76

Oh geez he was just lookin for a pic-a-nic basket.


24 posted on 10/15/2007 4:40:51 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: familyop; girlangler; Carry_Okie; tubebender; Grampa Dave; forester; B4Ranch; GladesGuru

Bear country is everywhere...from Florida to California...Maine to Alaska...

We never open any windows because of the animal rights activists who have ended bear hunting seasons and historical hunting practices.

Everything, I mean, everything is now our fault...


25 posted on 10/15/2007 5:20:48 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Malsua; Myrddin; jazusamo; Carry_Okie

looks like the work of a bear .

Did he return the next day ?


26 posted on 10/15/2007 5:23:01 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

>>looks like the work of a bear .

Did he return the next day ?<<

No. Didn’t return. Definitely a bear. If you look at this picture: http://www.geocities.com/malbor2/fr/bear2.jpg and click the plus sign if it’s not displayed big...you can see the hairs that got caught in the screen frame.


27 posted on 10/15/2007 5:30:57 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: george76
"I wouldn't mind having some bear meat in the freezer," Jill Harling said.

Not a smart thing to say.

28 posted on 10/15/2007 5:33:57 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: Carry_Okie
This may not be a smart thing to say either, but I have an excuse. For the past few weeks I have been visiting a friend in Evergreen, Co.

Today I returned from a visit with a man who lives near Gross Reservoir, up the mountain from the Domain of the Demented, A.K.A. Boulder, CO.

One of he things I managed to accomplish was obtaining a copy of the autopsy of a resident who was killed and eaten by a cougar some years ago.

Given the level of overt unreality shown by both the game department AgencyPersons and the NGO droolers, clearly nothing was learned by that unnecessary and totally preventable death.

The same chain of events that led to a student being mauled, killed, and eaten within sight of his high school is recurring as I type.

AgencyPersons are so defensive of their funding and their salaries that even when a cougar tried to jump through a window to grab the woman who sat in her living room in front of said window living there, nothing was done about killing the cats.

For those who have not seen what a bear can do to a human, google up “Kootoo Shaw, bear”; google images will have them on your screen quickly. WARNING: Make sure dinner has past the no return point - the images are very real. Not for kiddies before bedtime!

Injuries like these are acceptable to the game management chappies in agencies all too likely to be active in your state.

I will post the White Paper on predator management mismanagement soon.

In the meantime, EAT MO BEAR!

Just remember to cook it well, unless you like trichinosis.

PS Does anyone have a recipe for cougar? I am trying to track down how the Indians ate the ones Louis & Clarke said were on the diet of the indigenous.

29 posted on 10/15/2007 9:53:49 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: fish hawk

Do you have a good recipe for bear or cougar ?


30 posted on 10/16/2007 7:46:40 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: B-Chan
I am constantly amused that "Bear of Color" is considered an enlightened and appropriate marker, and yet "Colored Bear" harkens back to a racist legacy when bears were getting lynched right and left.

Weird.

31 posted on 10/16/2007 8:37:29 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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To: Malsua
oh and I’ve got bars now.

So, what you're saying is that you have bars to bar the bears from breaking in.

32 posted on 10/16/2007 8:45:20 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan)
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To: george76

When bear come around a second time, they are usually shot where I live in Alaska. They are pests that are attracked by dogfood, old fishracks come spring, and garbage left outside.

I knew a guy in Sutton that had a grizz with cubs kill his geese and then she stopped coming around. Then later that summer, he had a blk bear on his porch. He went shopping one saturday and came home to that blk bear inside his house and bear wouldn’t leave. He shot it inside a bedroom, man what a mess. He had a small stream in back yard and a few kings would run up it; why the bear were there in the first place.

Alot of people smoke bear meat but most the Indians around here don’t eat bear; they think it’s a very bad thing to do. They don’t even shoot bear if they keep moving when they stroll thru the village; only when they break into caches & fish shacks or when they keep hanging around the playground.


33 posted on 10/16/2007 8:49:02 AM PDT by Eska
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To: george76

He became suspicious when he got home and saw their three beds had been disturbed.


34 posted on 10/16/2007 8:51:14 AM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist (Socialized medicine kills.)
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-

35 posted on 10/16/2007 9:31:12 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: george76
Never heard of anyone eating cougar but with the bear meat that we got, we took it across the border into southern Oregon where there was a sausage factory that made great sausage. They mixed in pork with the bear and made summer sausage and those long thin hot sausages for us. We did not eat, for instance, bear steaks. I did try some that way and it really wasn’t that bad. More like wild pork (which I’ve had many times here in Hawaii)
36 posted on 10/16/2007 9:36:54 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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