GUN Homeowner kills rabid home invading black bear

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Rabid Bear Killed Trying to Enter Md. Home
    September 5, 2007 - 4:28pm
    By DAVID DISHNEAU
    Associated Press Writer

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A rabid black bear trying to rip out a window air conditioner lost its tug-of-war with a terrified housewife when her husband blasted the beast with a shotgun, the woman and a state wildlife official said Wednesday.

    The bear rushed the house after Charlotte Stanton yelled out her screen door to try to scare it away from a goat pen. Stanton, 39, of rural Grantsville, said she was losing her tussle with the 134-pound sow when Michael Stanton pulled the trigger.

    "I finally yelled at my husband, because I couldn't hold on to that air conditioner much longer," she said. "It seemed like forever, but I'm sure it was just seconds."

    The load of buckshot didn't kill the bear, which lay bleeding and moaning in the yard of the western Maryland home for about 30 minutes Aug. 29 before a state Natural Resources Police officer arrived to dispatch it.

    All four family members - including daughter Caitlin, 10, and son James Winebrenner, 15 - will receive a series of rabies shots because of their exposure to the animal's blood and saliva, Mrs. Stanton said.

    "We cleaned up the blood and stuff from the house," she said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "All of us had pretty much blood on us."

    Michael Stanton, 49, won't be charged with a wildlife violation because the state allows killing bears out of season to defend people and livestock, The Cumberland Times-News reported.

    The bear was the first known case of a rabid black bear in Maryland, said Harry Spiker, who heads the state's bear management program. Rabid bears have been confirmed in Pennsylvania and Canada, he said.

    Spiker said the agency tested the bear for rabies because she was so aggressive.

    "That behavior was just completely out of the ordinary," Spiker said.

    Mrs. Stanton said bears often come into her yard and most are easily chased away. But now, "when I see a bear in the yard, I'm not going to think twice about running for the house or even getting a gun out," she said.

    (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
     
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    134lbs and took a load of buckshot. tough mothers.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Should of shot it again instead of letting lay there for 30 minutes, but its another good example why everyone should own a SAIGA12.
     
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    :werd: and :werd:
     
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    Should have used slugs.
     
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  7. Cannondale

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    Mosin Nagant

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    Seriously though, it surprises me that a bear that small didn't just get obliterated by a 12 guage, even if it just had dove shot in it.
     
  8. Gimik

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    thick, THICK hide.
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Mosin would do the job but I would of probably just used my WASR, or maybe even the glock.
     
  10. t1h

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    i don't think my S&W M&Pc 9mm would do anything to the bear other then piss it off. I'd have to break out the hakim or garand
     
  11. Keesh

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    There's other calibers I'd chose before 7.62x54 :hs:

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    Well, that is military loads. My 180grain Sierra GameKing handloads are a completely different story, haha.
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Looking at that makes me slightly nauseous.
     
  14. Gimik

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    why is that? it's a pretty solid round.
     
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    touche
     
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    A couple of 1oz slugs would have gotten the job done real quick.
     
  17. JaimeZX

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    WTF didn't he shoot it again to put it out of its misery? :ugh:
     

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