Friday, July 24, 2015
OK: Bear Showed no Fear before being Shot
“He wasn’t afraid, and he wasn’t leaving,” Burns said. “The bear was heading steadily toward me, looking directly at me and partially upright. At that point, I felt like my livestock and I were in danger. I fired one shot, striking the bear, and it went down. I fired a second shot, which may or may not have struck the bear.”
He said his adrenaline was going and his heart was pounding during the incident. He said on a scale of one to 10, his fear level was about 20.