BY ANDREA CRANFIELD
A couple weeks ago, Sheenboro resident Betty Morris was sleeping in her home when she woke up at 1:30 a.m. to a noise at her bedroom window. Figuring it was a squirrel or a bat, she reached her hand out to close the window and was unable shut it.
Clutching her pillow in her arms, she got out of bed just as a bear, standing on its hind legs, tore the screen down and stuck his head through the window.
“And I just let a scream out of me. Well of course, whenever I screamed he took off thank the lord. And I just locked the window but needless to say, my windows are closed from now on and I’m running the air conditioner,” said Morris who added that she finds there are more bears out this year than in previous years.
“It was a little surprise when he stuck his head in, let me tell you, but I guess I surprised him too when I screamed.”
She called the game warden who told her not to leave any food, especially meat outside or else it would draw more bears to her house. “And I said ‘well I really don’t need any more’. I think there’s a couple around here now because about a month ago, there was one that got into my recycling bin at the back of the house and I saw him, he was a big one,” said Morris. “I find them worse than last year and most people have said they find them really bad this year, we see them all over.”
Joey Lepine, from Sheenboro, also had a bear come to his house.
See Page 12 of the July 18, 2012 issue of THE EQUITY for more.