Sunday, July 09, 2017

AK: Bear Shot in "Defense of Life and Property"

The homeowner, whom police did not identify, told officers he was in the process of "re-securing his trash trailer" when he saw the sow and three cubs in his yard with trash.

"He said (he) was able to scare off the bears with an air horn. He said he then grabbed a gun and went back out to pick up the trash left behind by the bears. When he noticed the bears had returned, he sounded the air horn for a second time, and at that time, he said, the sow charged him," according to a police summary. "He said he then fired his gun and shot and killed the bear."

Police said the cubs remained in the area but eventually left. No one was injured and no citations were issued, according to police.

Marsh said at this point, both July 4 bear shootings were considered in "defense of life or property."

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