A grizzly entered the house and quick thinking Mark Traverse saved the morning with a quick load shot from his hunting rifle. The family dog is a total hero for alerting them.
Early this morning, Traverse and her family were sound asleep in their Kimberley home when the family dog picked up a scent coming from the kitchen.
“He was barking like he’s never barked before,” said Traverse. “I came out into our kitchen…and I [saw] the bear.”
It was a male grizzly bear feasting on pet food kept in a cupboard. Traverse bolted to the bedroom to grab her husband Mark, who is an avid hunter.
He said it took multiple shots to kill the bear.
Conservation officers say bear break-ins are rare. When they do happen, they typically involve black bears not grizzlies. Conservation officer Jared Connatty said the Traverses did almost everything right, keeping their garbage inside and their food in containers.
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