Skip to comments.Vermont Governor Has Bear Encounter
Posted on 04/13/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT by No One Special
When four bears were raiding his bird feeders, Gov. Peter Shumlin thought he might be able to shoo them away. He ended up sprinting for safety.
Bears are in the news again.
Tuesday, there was the guy in Los Angeles who was texting-while-walking and almost bumped into a 400-pound black bear. The close encounter with an ursine was caught on video.
Now there's this:
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) returned to his rental home Wednesday night in Montpelier to see four bears "feasting" on the bird feeders in the backyard, the Valley News reports. And he decided, Shumlin told the newspaper, to try to shoo them away so that he could save the feeders from destruction. The story continues:
|" 'First, I scare them away, and they keep coming back,' Shumlin said. ... 'So I go out and grab two of the feeders, run back into the house, then they come back, they knock the suet out, then knock the big feeder down, and they are going at it.' Shumlin said he went outside again, and found a bear more aggressive then he expected.
" 'The (bear) charges me on the porch -- I'm tearing through the door. You almost lost the governor,' Shumlin joked. 'Security was not there. I was within three feet of getting arrrh.' "
The Burlington Free Press writes that:
|"On the bright side, Shumlin is an avid runner, so he said he was able to move pretty quickly away from the bears. On the negative side, the governor said he wasn't exactly dressed for an outdoor tangle with wildlife. 'Real Vermont boys don't wear pajamas,' he said."|
A little TMI, for us, governor.
17 minutes late
New York and Arkansas governors use to have bare encounters.
Was it customized just for him and his special occasion, including a bear-gram?
The leftist socialist Shumlin could have done us all a favor if he became bear chard. Its regrettable he escaped.
If you don't want to shoot them with buckshot, even rock salt will work from a safe distance, depending on how determined the bears are.
If the bears are sufficiently determined, either shoot them or kiss the bird feeders goodbye.
and a former Georgia Governor had to flee from a rabbit once...
Seen on Wall St. recently also :(
How come these bear encounters are always with “400#” bears? A 400# black bear is a HUGE bear. My guess is that while most bear encounters are with 150-200# bears, they all LOOK like they’re approaching a ton.
Liberals are so funnnnnyyyyyyy.
“Here. Let me save my bird feeder from this cute bear”.
Get between Yogi and his food and he’ll kick your ass. And don’t expect Boo-Boo to save you......he’ll just take smaller bites.
Was it Carter's fault the bunny was bigger, smarter, and more courageous than he was? We can't all be heroes, you know.
You can't shoo away a Bear.....
A few years back, I read an article at F.R. about a man who came home after dark. he actually bumped into a grizzly on his back porch. He immediately fell down and literally held his breath and stayed stone still. The bear sniffed him a little and then walked away.
Some people are just too stupid to live.... come one he could have been a Darwin winner.
Wrong lesson learned, which is the norm, when the wrong "experts" are consulted.