GUN babysitter saves kids

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Idaho baby sitter kills black bear
    The Associated Press - Updated 10/12/06 - 7:01 PM


    PORTHILL, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho baby sitter shot and killed a 422-pound black bear that broke into a backyard where three toddlers were playing.

    The bear was likely drawn to the yard by the scent of food from a barbecue, said Idaho Department of Fish and Game Conservation Officer Greg Johnson.

    "We've not had a single incident in Idaho of a black bear attacking a person," he told the Bonner County Daily Bee newspaper. "If you have a bear, you probably have food out."

    The baby sitter did not want her name revealed and could not be reached for comment. She was baby-sitting for her sister, Becky Henslee.

    Henslee said her 3-year-old daughter Brooklyn and twin 2-year-old sons Cleo and Charles were playing in the backyard of their home on the Canadian border early last week when Brooklyn alerted their aunt by shouting "Bear! Bear!"

    Henslee said her sister looked up and saw the bear running out of the woods toward the backyard. She grabbed the three children from the yard and ran inside the house, shutting the door.

    After taking the children into a bedroom, the woman loaded a 7mm hunting rifle and returned to the back door, where the bear had pawed the screen door and broken the door frame.

    When the bear looked away from the door, Henslee said her sister opened the door slightly and shot twice, killing the bear instantly.

    Henslee said her sister had a valid Idaho bear hunting tag.

    Wild berries, the main food source of bears in the region, have been less abundant this season than past, prompting the animals to look for other food sources in residential areas, Johnson said.

    In April, a 6-year-old Ohio girl was killed and her mother and younger half brother seriously injured when a black bear attacked the family at a swimming hole in the Cherokee National Forest in southeast Tennessee.

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    I wanna see pics of the shooter but I'll probably regret it :hsd:
     
  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Someone should show this article to the one poster's friends who couldn't take a deer with a 7mm.
     
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    :uh: could be married and have a different last name;)
     
  5. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    7MM ftw I also realized theres lots of 7mm's. 7mm-08mm, 7mm rem mag, 7mm WSM, 7x57 mauser, 7mmSTW.
     

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