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The Associated Press, Grants Pass, Ore. 07/29/09

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nicole Skinner awoke around 11:30 p.m. to a strange noise in her family’s home in Grants Pass, Ore. As she went to investigate, Nicole saw that a bear had broken into the home through a screened window. Nicole quickly made her way to her parent’s room where her father, Everett Skinner was sleeping. After retrieving his shotgun, Everett went to confront the bear. Upon seeing Everett, the bear headed towards him. Everett fired at the bear, but the first shot according to Everett, “didn’t even faze him.” Everett fired four more times, felling the bear. Everett noted to the local media that he always keeps his shotgun handy, and it’s a good thing. After the bear died, Everett called the Josephine County sheriff’s office, but no one was working that night.
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