Shots fired in PMC sound alarm about bear visits

  • [photo by Jennifer Dier]

    [photo by Jennifer Dier]

When ‘A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear’ slogans aren’t enough to prevent mayhem and destruction

By Marcy Axness and Patric Hedlund, TME

No, it was not firecrackers going off in Pine Mountain Club last Wednesday evening, June 24, in the 8 o’clock hour.

Social media lit up with reports from the vicinity of Symonds Drive about what sounded like gunshots.
They were, indeed, gunshots.

Frightening and Destructive

Floyd Bolton and his wife had returned home to find their kitchen window pushed in. Shattered glass was everywhere. The doors to their refrigerator, freezer and pantry were all wide open, with food strewn across the house.

When Bolton’s wife looked out the window, she saw it.

“There was a bear,” said Bolton in a…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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The cinnamon blond bear is looking for a way in on Cedarwood Drive.

Most of us would consider this window bear-safe: over 8 feet off the ground, closed and covered by shades and blinds …wrong! A bear climbed up on the railing and pushed the whole window off the track to gain entry to this home.

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This is part of the July 3, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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