16 July 2014

9-Ft. Grizzly vs. Pistol

From the Peninsula Clarion, via the Alaska Dispatch:

A Sterling man killed a 9-foot brown bear with a pistol after the bear attempted to break into his home multiple times in the early morning of July 7.
... After going back to bed, Landess received an early morning wake-up call from the bear. At about 6 a.m. he heard more banging in front of the house as the bear attempted to get inside.
“I couldn’t believe that it came back,” he said.

Landess grabbed his .45 pistol, stepped out onto his upper deck, took aim and fired seven rounds toward the bear’s vitals. He said the bear “got crazy” and ran about 50 feet before it collapsed and died.

Jim Landess and his 17-year-old son Montana Landess awoke at about 3:30 a.m. to the sound of a brown bear knocking on his house on Bunno Road on the east edge of Sterling, Alaska. Ultimately, Landess was forced to kill the bear, July 7, 2014. | Photo courtesy of Jim Landess

Read the whole story here.


Max said...

Even the bears want a handout now!

Rev. Paul said...

... received the proper response, Max. :)

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

We had bears coming up to our camp in Upper Michigan banging on the doors and walls. Especially when they smelt food cooking on the stove. So many of them are hungry, and can't find food, or won't because they don't want to work for it.

I guess this guy has a freezer to fill?

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, I suspect Mr. Landress will be eating quite well for awhile.

ProudHillbilly said...

Yeah a brown bear trying to come in would definitely get your attention!

Rev. Paul said...

That's an understatement, PH.