Tuesday, July 26, 2016
NM: 1 Shot with .22 pistol Kills Bear Fighting with Dogs
“The startled cubs bawled out for their mother who then came running around the corner. The woman fled into her house, but her two small dogs slipped out the open door. A fight ensued between the adult bear and the dogs, during which the woman attempted to scare the bear away. The woman’s husband arrived armed with a .22-caliber pistol and fired a single shot in the bear’s direction,” according to the Game and Fish news release.
The agency said the adult bear ran off and collapsed about 40 yards away. One of the cubs was found near the house, and the other was found in a tree.
“This is a very unfortunate incident,” Peralta said. “The homeowner reacted in defense of his dogs.”