A startled Colorado homeowner empties a pistol into a 400-pound bear. A horrific encounter broke into his family's home, resulting in the animal's death.
After waking up around 2:00 am on Saturday, Ken Mauldin fired his .40-caliber pistol from the father of his three children to a giant creature he came within five feet of. I fired at it.
"When I got out of bed, (his wife) Kelly started screaming, 'There's a bear in the house.'" told to 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol.” Kelly Mauldin originally woke up from his sleep after his family's dog started barking. She stood at her matrimonial bedroom door with a male black bear about ten feet away from her in her dining room before her husband took her place.
Mauldin then said that she fired once, and a majestic animal seems to have hit the So Mauldin opened fire when the bear approached about five feet away before heading for the steps leading to the front door.
"As soon as I could shoot it, I shot it. I shot it, then charged me and I kept shooting it," he told his KUSA-TV. rice field. "It backed off, changed direction, broke the banister railing, landed on the stairs, slid down and piled up at the bottom of the stairs."
I couldn't. Mr. Mauldin immediately called 911 and one of his three sons, who were home at the time, called on his cell phone from his bedroom to find out what had happened.
The bear was declared dead after police and wildlife rangers patrolling the craggy town of Steamboat Springs arrived. Authorities believe the bear pushed down the unlocked front door lever to get inside.
"I treat bears well, but this one was a big one.
Pollock said he would donate the bear's hide and meat to anyone who registered. Bear Mauldin said he hoped the incident would lead to greater awareness of the threat bears pose to the region.
"My only thought was to protect my family and defeat the bears," Mauldin said.
with post wire