An Auburn, Massachusetts, man is facing charges for killing a bear in his backyard. The odd incident unfolded after the animal chased Richard Ahlstrand around his yard. Apparently unable to escape, the 76-year-old turned to his shotgun.
The elderly man claims he was re-stocking his bird feeder when the bear, weighing 300 to 400 pounds and seven feet tall, went after him. Ahlstrand claims he had the gun on him in his back yard on Friday, because he thought he spotted the bear the day before.
he told WBZ-TV. “I didn’t have time to aim through the sights, but I aimed in the direction of the head on this thing and I pulled the trigger before it got to me,” he told WBZ-TV. “It just dropped.”
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