Friday, October 13, 2006

Babysitter Credentials

So your babysitter--they can do elementary first aid, right?

How about handling a 7mm hunting rifle?

A northern Idaho baby sitter shot and killed a 422-pound black bear that broke into a backyard where three toddlers were playing.

The bear was likely drawn to the yard by the scent of food from a barbecue, said Idaho Department of Fish and Game Conservation Officer Greg Johnson....

Henslee said her 3-year-old daughter Brooklyn and twin 2-year-old sons Cleo and Charles were playing in the backyard of their home on the Canadian border early last week when Brooklyn alerted their aunt by shouting "Bear! Bear!"

Henslee said her sister looked up and saw the bear running out of the woods toward the backyard. She grabbed the three children from the yard and ran inside the house, shutting the door.

After taking the children into a bedroom, the woman loaded a 7mm hunting rifle and returned to the back door, where the bear had pawed the screen door and broken the door frame.When the bear looked away from the door, Henslee said her sister opened the door slightly and shot twice, killing the bear instantly.

Henslee said her sister had a valid Idaho bear hunting tag.

Damn good thing she had the tag. If she were in Wisconsin and did NOT have that tag, DNR would have her in jail already, no parole...

HT: Clayton Cramer

1 comment:

M.Z. Forrest said...

backyard of their home on the Canadian border

If only we had a wall, then that bear wouldn't have threatened them in the first place.

On a serious note, very touching story.