Saturday, November 26, 2005
Black Bear Bites Pa. Hunter Who Shot It
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A black bear bit and clawed a hunter who had just shot it four times in what game authorities said appeared to be a first for the state.So, what do they do with these bears, once they kill them? I figure they take the pelt, but they'd better damn well eat the meat, too! Yeah, I'm cheering the bear.
Samuel H. Beauchamp, 47, said he was approaching the downed 320-pound bear in Rothrock State Forest in central Pennsylvania on Monday, the first day of bear-hunting season, when it came after him.
Beauchamp, of Newville, had just shot the bear with a .444-caliber rifle and was within 15 feet of it. He turned to run, but the bear put a claw around his hip and bit him twice, once in each thigh, before dying...